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Google+ gains automatic video quality, stability, and audio enhancement capability


Google has announced a new feature for its Google+ Auto Backup system that will automatically enhance the quality of videos taken on mobile devices. The feature works by analyzing videos that have been backed up to Google+, then present users with the option of applying color, stability, or audio quality fixes.

You can then view a before-and-after example of the changes, then choose whichever version you like best. An example is embedded above. These changes can also be applied to any older videos through the Google+ website. The company says that a speech enhancement option will be added in the future.

We’re all taking more videos than ever before, thanks to our mobile devices, but some of them turn out less than stellar (yes, it happens to us all). But starting today, you can make your videos look and sound better with Google+.

I’m excited to announce that now, with one click, you can enhance the lighting, color, stability, and (coming soon) speech in your videos. Here’s how it works:

– Use Auto Backup to securely store the videos you shoot.
– Google+ will automatically analyze picture and audio quality. For best results make sure you have Auto Enhance turned on.  Learn more here:
– When we think we can make improvements, desktop Web users will see a banner asking whether you’d like to preview enhancements.
– The preview will show an instant side-by-side comparison so you can choose to apply changes or stick with the original.

In addition to the videos that Google+ suggests enhancing, you can choose to apply Auto Enhance to any videos you’d like:

– In Google+ on Mac, Windows, and Chrome OS, open a video, then choose More->Auto Enhance.
– In the Google+ Photos app on Android, open a video, tap the overflow menu, and then tap Auto Enhance.

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