With the Pixel 7 launched last year, Google introduced a feature to unblur your photos called Photo Unblur. The manufacturer would like to go further with its next flagships, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, by offering this same function, but for your videos.
Unblur feature will use AI and Tensor SoC Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will launch in fall 2023
It was the site 9to5Google which revealed that Google will update the Unblur function to not only blur your photos, but also your videos. This new video feature would use machine learning and Google’s Tensor chip, which needs no introduction. It’s this same SoC that’s behind features like Magic Eraser which removes unwanted elements and Photo Unblur which improves faded and pixelated photos.
How will Google integrate the Video Unblur feature?
The new feature has been integrated into the tool tab under the editing options in the Photos app. The Video Unblur feature would adjust the blur level of the video using a slider, similar to the Photo Unblur feature.
Photos look sharper, but you can see digital processing artifacts when zooming in on the image. /NextPit
The Video Unblur feature will likely launch on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. At the same time, Google could limit it with the Tensor G3 chip that will equip the upcoming duo, like when the Photo Unblur function was launched on the Pixel 7.
Filters like on Instagram for Google Photos
On top of that, Google will add a suite of video effects. There would be a total of 14 new Instagram-like filters, including Polaroid, VHS, and Black and White. They will be accessible in the section filters when editing a video in the Photos app. It’s unclear whether older Pixel smartphones will benefit from these effects.
Before unveiling the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro this fall, Google is expected to launch Android 14 first. The launch is slated for May 10. The manufacturer is also expected to launch Pixel Fold smartphones and the Pixel 7a at the same event.
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