YouTube has been beefing up the capabilities of its video player for quite some time now, and it first introduced 60 FPS support in June of last year. Now, some videos on the site seem to be able to play back not just at 60 FPS, but at 60 FPS in super high-def 4K resolution. It looks to be an experiment that Google is slowly introducing, as only a handful of hand picked videos are capable of this at the moment…
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But it’s not exactly surprising that only a few videos have been given the feature, as the computer you’re reading this on isn’t even likely able to play them back. On top of that, there aren’t many content creators on YouTube that would even be able to produce video at this resolution. It’s definitely not impossible to find a camera that can record footage at 60 frames per second in 4K, but they’re very expensive and far out of reach for most.
You can check out the below videos with the feature enabled, or head over to the playlist Google has put together with all six. Remember to click the gear in the bottom-right corner, click “Quality,” and choose the 2160p60 (4K) option at the top. And don’t be surprised if you need to wait a few minutes before the video starts playing. Personally, I don’t even want to attempt loading these up on my internet connection.