Google’s brings Motion Stills to Android (video stabilization and much more)
Update (September 18):
Google has pushed an update for the app on Android. The add-ons are the loop and delete icons, now available among the editing options, wherein, the loop is for viewing the video back and forth. The delete option operates as expected.
Original story below
Motion Stills, a video stabilization app launched on iOS last year, has now arrived on Android. Those with devices running Android 5.1 and later can install and use the app.
The application not only stabilizes live photos, but also supports sharing the captured shots as looping GIFs and videos. This is especially useful given that live photos shared from iOS to Android lose their live effect. Unlike the iOS client, however, the Android client also allows users to capture short videos from within the app.
Whatever is captured can be right away converted into shareable short clips and GIFs. “For this release, we redesigned our existing iOS video processing pipeline to use a streaming approach that processes each frame of a video as it is being recorded,” Google says in a blog post.
“By computing intermediate motion metadata, video stabilization is done while still performing loop optimization over the full sequence. All this leads to instant results after recording — no waiting required to share your new GIF.”
In addition, the app also lets users speed up long videos, not only making them short, but easy to share as well. What’s more, the speed can be manipulated manually.
Google notes that Motion Stills on Android is also capable of guarding against pocket shots and accidental camera shakes. And finally, to top it all, none of the features that the app offers require Internet (other than sharing, of course).
Even after launching on Android, Google still maintains that this is an experimental project, and adds that the company might integrate popular features of the app (depending on feedback) to other Google products later.
Motion stills is now get-at-able from Play store – head to the Download link below.