New challenges for front camera video stabilization
As opposed to the rear camera, which can be used to take pictures and videos of almost anything imaginable, the user’s face is naturally almost always the focus of the front camera. Facial recognition has been used successfully for years to optimize still selfie photos, but front camera videos could still sometimes leave the feed shaky or the face out of focus. To compensate for artefacts in front camera video, we could see we would need to take a cue from the facial recognition algorithms used for still selfies.
To go hand in hand with the 5G-driven trend of streaming and sharing high-quality front camera video footage on the fly, we needed to ensure the optimum compression ratio used with video stabilization. Coordinating and balancing front and rear camera video stabilization is also crucial or else it might seem odd if they are out of sync when used simultaneously. This is needed to create a seamless and pleasant video experience as smartphones increasingly begin to provide this capability.
Vidhance Selfie Mode is a major part of our answer to these new challenges for front camera video stabilization. By leveraging the latest in facial recognition and machine learning, Selfie Mode keeps the user’s face centered in the video frame. It is even effective when the person is moving frequently in low-light conditions. And yet Selfie Mode is just the beginning of our cutting-edge development efforts to meet the needs of a new era of front video camera use in society.
We’re also continuously improving our video enhancement platform, Vidhance, by fine-tuning our video stabilization algorithms and adding more new features. With increased customization flexibility and more advanced compression, we will be able to adapt files sizes for rapid sharing and transmission, regardless whether for smartphone selfie videos or for drone footage in the 5G world. Our next-gen video stabilization algorithms will also be increasingly optimized for simultaneous front and rear camera use.
For an example of a flagship smartphone using Selfie Mode, read about the Motorola Moto G 100 and get your hands on one or book a demo to see for yourself. For inspiration, insights and best practices for the next generation of video stabilization, enter your email address below and subscribe to our newsletter.