YouTube announced on their blog that they have made an addition to the YouTube Video Editor that will do some pretty neat clean up on an otherwise difficult to watch video.
If you upload a video that’s shaky or dark, we’ll automatically offer to fix it for you, creating an updated version of your video on YouTube.
When you upload a video that could use a fixup, you’ll see a notification bar on the Upload page and in your Video Manager. Click the button to fix it, and you’ll see a side by side preview to decide if you want to accept the edits.
Of course there are videos to explain this new feature and a couple to demo it as well. First the explanation of making video less shaky.
You also now have the capability to lighten dark videos. This picture from the blog let’s you see that in what is likely to be a bit exaggerated fashion but maybe not.
In a pretty neat side by side comparison the following two videos show a before and after on the stabilization option. Pretty tricky that YouTube / Google used a video called Panda for this demonstration. Cute.
Pretty cool. What do you think?