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Fused video stabilization on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
By Thom Holwerda on 2017-11-10 23:20:44

One of the most important aspects of current smartphones is easily capturing and sharing videos. With the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, the videos you capture are smoother and clearer than ever before, thanks to our Fused Video Stabilization technique based on both optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS). Fused Video Stabilization delivers highly stable footage with minimal artifacts, and the Pixel 2 is currently rated as the leader in DxO's video ranking (also earning the highest overall rating for a smartphone camera). But how does it work?

An interesting technical look at how Google achieves these results on their Pixel 2 phones, with the obvious caveat that we're looking at story written by Google here, so take that into account as you're reading this.

On a related note, overall DxO ratings are dumb.

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Nice
By Poseidon on 2017-11-12 10:10:15
So Google is finally competing with apple on a serious level on media convenience. It looks like they're ahead as well. It took apple a while (iPhone 4 I think?) To get an OK video stabilization so I'd love for them to go head to head on the video tech.

I sort of wish the tech could also be implemented in standalone cameras, since they stand to gain the most with it, making it easier for those indie productions.
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Wrong
By jockm on 2017-11-12 17:14:49
> On a related note, overall DxO ratings are dumb.

No, the overall score is dumb, not the individual ratings which are very useful. The video you linked to makes this very point
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RE: Wrong
By Thom_Holwerda on 2017-11-12 17:15:56
> > On a related note, overall DxO ratings are dumb.

No, the overall score is dumb, not the individual ratings which are very useful. The video you linked to makes this very point


Which is exactly what I'm saying - "overall DxO ratings are dumb". We are saying the same thing, literally.
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RE: Nice
By leech on 2017-11-12 18:42:38
> So Google is finally competing with apple on a serious level on media convenience. It looks like they're ahead as well. It took apple a while (iPhone 4 I think?) To get an OK video stabilization so I'd love for them to go head to head on the video tech.

I sort of wish the tech could also be implemented in standalone cameras, since they stand to gain the most with it, making it easier for those indie productions.


Now if only there were a way to force people to record video in landscape mode during concerts... I have to resist the urge to knock it out of someone's hand every time I see that crap!
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RE[2]: Wrong
By jockm on 2017-11-12 18:53:45
You are right, I missed that you said "overall". Mea culpa
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RE[2]: Nice
By Poseidon on 2017-11-13 03:11:50
To be fair, if they’re using social media, it doesn’t do landscape anyways on live streams.

Sadly, a lot of people record with that instead of the camera app.
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RE[2]: Nice
By jburnett on 2017-11-13 16:27:16
> Now if only there were a way to force people to record video in landscape mode during concerts... I have to resist the urge to knock it out of someone's hand every time I see that crap!

Most of the world has easier access to smart phones than PCs. Even in developed countries there is a whole generation who use phones as their primary means of media consumption. In my family, those people prefer portrait to landscape because it is easier to hold a phone in that orientation and "it just looks right." I am pretty much the only person in my family who records in landscape, and they just roll their eyes at me.
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