Google’s upcoming Pixel 8 series may have a new feature that allows the phone to boost the visual quality of videos, similar to Photo deblurring on Pixel 7 Pro.
It’s called Video Unblur, and it was first created by Form a team at 9to5Google (opens in a new tab) Whoever dug up the latest version of the APK file of Google Photos (Android Package Kit). They are able to force enable Video Unblur’s user interface on the application. However, the team couldn’t make it work. According to the report, the tool currently “does not have any noticeable impact on video,” as it is likely still in development. But once it launches, 9to5Google says the tool should work like Photo Unblur, using machine learning to beautify videos shot on Pixel 8 phones — possibly.
The report added that there is nothing in the APK code that directly ties the video blur to Pixel phones. But if history repeats itself, the software could go the way of Photo Unblur, maintaining Google’s mobile exclusivity.Speaking of app history, 9to5Google notes that this update follows the same HDR effect for Google Photos, Because the feature supports images first and then moves to video.
In addition to Video Unblur, the team also discovered a series of filters that users can apply to videos to add a little creativity. These filters will find their home in Google Photos’ new “Overlays” tab, which will appear as soon as you start editing. Currently, there are 14 visual effects, including a VHS filter that may be based on an old video format and a B&W that is likely a simple black and white effect.
still in progress
As fun as this all sounds, don’t get too attached to their ideas. As 9to5Google points out, there’s no guarantee the video blur or filter will be released in its current state or at all. What we do know for sure is that Google is working on something that the final product might look quite different from.
The big question is what the hardware that supports Video Unblur will look like, assuming the feature is exclusive to the Pixel 8.Reports suggest that Google’s upcoming flagship phone will feature Tensor G3 Chipset It is expected to be more powerful and efficient than the Tensor G2 on the Google Pixel 7.
The release date of the Pixel 8 series is currently unknown. Although if history repeats itself (and it likely will), we expect that release to arrive sometime around October 2023.