YouTube Video Editor Gets 'Stabilizer and 3D' Features

Since the launch of YouTube Video Editor, has regularly received new feature enhancements including:Video transitions (crossfade, wipe, slide)The ability to save projects across sessionsIncreased clips allowed in the editor from 6 to 17Video rotation (from portrait to landscape and vice versa - great for videos shot on mobile)Shape transitions (heart, star, diamond, and Jack-O-Lantern for […]

Since the launch of YouTube Video Editor, has regularly received new feature enhancements including:

  • Video transitions (crossfade, wipe, slide)
  • The ability to save projects across sessions
  • Increased clips allowed in the editor from 6 to 17
  • Video rotation (from portrait to landscape and vice versa - great for videos shot on mobile)
  • Shape transitions (heart, star, diamond, and Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween)
  • Audio mixing (AudioSwap track mixed with original audio)
  • Effects (brightness/contrast, black & white)
  • A new user interface and project menu for multiple saved projects

Google unveil two new features today that take unique advantage of the cloud:

  • "Stabilizer - Ever shoot a shaky video? Professional cinematographers use stabilization equipment such as tripods or camera dollies to keep their shots smooth and steady. Our team mimicked these cinematographic principles by automatically determining the best camera path for you through a unified optimization technique. In plain English, you can smooth some of those unsteady videos with the click of a button. We also wanted you to be able to preview these results in real-time, before publishing the finished product to the Web. We can do this by harnessing the power of the cloud by splitting the computation required for stabilizing the video into chunks and distributed them across different servers. This allows us to use the power of many machines in parallel, computing and streaming the stabilized results quickly into the preview. You can check out the paper entitled "Auto-Directed Video Stabilization with Robust L1 Optimal Camera Paths." You can test it out for yourself, or check following two videos. The first is without stabilizer.

    And this one with stabilizer:

  • 3D - If you've used a pair of cameras to capture stereographic video, but need the two streams to be synchronized and laid out in a way compatible with YouTube's 3D feature, this new tool will do the work for you. Feel free to try it out," stated Google.

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