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Google fix for video shakes

Google Photos now comes with a software-based stabilisation function. It’s basically an in-app feature that corrects the shaky-cam effect all too common with video shot on mobile.

Results in action

A neat little video by ‘GTX 1070 Gaming’ shows the effectiveness of the new feature. Check out the side-by-side comparison on YouTube.

It shows the same clip before and after having applied Google’s video stabilisation. The results are impressive for a fast and free app edit option.

How to

Open your video file in Google Photos on your Android device.

Click the pencil icon to see editing options. At this point, if the video is not already stored locally on your device it’ll download from the cloud.

On the editing options page, you’ve got two options: ‘Stabilise’ and ‘Rotate’. Click ‘Stabilise’ and wait. You'll see the word ‘Stablising…’ and a typical progress bar for seconds or minutes, depending on your device and your file.

Once it’s done, click 'Save' to keep your stability-corrected version.

Ready, steady, stable

I also tried to do it on the Google Photos app for Chrome on my PC, but it doesn’t give a ‘stabilise’ editing option. For now at least you must stabilise your vids via your device interface.

The app is available on iOS, but the Apple-compatible version doesn’t yet have the stabilisation feature. It could come out with any given update.

Let us know your preferred video editing apps or programs in the comments.

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