Google’s no stranger to tweaking your photos automagically, and now it’s extending that expertise to video. By using Google+ and its auto-backup system for your media, Mountain View says it can adjust the lighting, color, stability and, soon enough, speech in any video you shoot. Just be sure to have Auto Enhance activated on your device and, well, that’s the only thing you have to worry about actually. It’s a bit different than what the search giant did with Auto Awesome videos, actually, and if you want to see an admittedly low quality sample, pop beyond the break.
Those Google+ users who often use the service for posting videos now have some exciting new tools. The automated enhancements for photos has been available for more than a year, and now the feature is coming to videos as well. Videos uploaded to the service that are flagged by Google’s automated system can be enhanced with improved stability, color correction, and lighting enhancements. Improvements to sound for better voice quality are planned for a future update. On the web, any video that’s uploaded to Google+ will be analyzed by the back-end system, and users will be auto-alerted when any enhancements can be applied. To manually apply the enhancements, open the “More” menu and select “auto-enhance.” On Android, the option is only available in the semi-separate Google+ Photos app (the one with the pinwheel icon). Open a single video, press the menu button, and then press “auto-enhance.” This might not be active for all users – I’m not seeing the option on my Nexus 6.
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