YouTube Now Lets You Make Slow Motion Videos

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Google announced that YouTube users can now create slow motion (or "slomo") videos. If you go to the Enhancement tool or the YouTube Editor, you can apply it to one of your existing videos.

"You’ll get a smooth, slomo video that makes it look like it was filmed with a high-speed camera," a spokesperson for YouTube tells WebProNews.

YouTube developed its slomo technology using frame analysis and blending intermediate frames together, we're told, giving the video a smooth look like it was filmed in high speed.

Slomo videos are already popular on YouTube. There's a channel called The Slow Mo Guys, for example, that just focuses on slow motion videos. It has about 2 million subscribers and over 220 million views.

"Anyone who’s seen a slow motion video of a dog drinking water, rubber bands breaking a watermelon, or footballs in faces knows the age-old proverb: slomo makes everything better," says YouTube software engineer Eron Steger. "What’s the best way to make slomo better? Let everyone make their own slomo video on YouTube."

Here's a before/after:

Other tools available in YouTube Editor include audio editing, transitions, cropping, etc.

Chris Crum
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