Google is gearing up to introduce Video Boost on the Pixel 8 Pro, a significant development expected to roll out in early 2024 or possibly by the end of 2023. This feature uses artificial intelligence (AI) to significantly improve low-light video quality. Google Photos’ latest update includes more innovations, and it seems the official launch is just around the corner. But for now, let’s delve into what Video Boost can do and explore its added features.
Google Photos version 6.63 has been released, and the analysis of its content leaves no doubt that it will soon hit the market. The code inside Google’s APK reveals clear instructions on how to operate the technology, and while not everyone can access it yet, there are other key improvements that were not present before.
The Google Pixel 8 Pro’s Video Boost employs AI-powered post-processing to enhance low-light video quality. The AI, as usual, will not burden the device with high workloads but will be processed online on Google’s servers. This, however, entails several configuration requirements for the Pixel 8 Pro.
Firstly, users need a Google account, a typical prerequisite for Pixel devices and Google Play Store access. Secondly, video backups must be enabled, as Google Photos requires them for processing the video that has already been uploaded to Google’s cloud.
Once the new app version is released, users can select an option labeled “Improve Video Quality.” This information was revealed through the analysis of the source code containing the first instructions for the technology.
After enhancement, videos can be exported in two formats: AVC or HEVC. The APK unveils dialog boxes that provide more insights into this incredible AI technology called Google Video Boost:
“To improve your videos, activate the backup in the settings or make a backup of this individual video.”
“To use Video Boost, you must back up this video, which requires signing in with your Google account.”
“Waiting to back up the video.”
“Backing up for Video Boost. This may take some time. A notification will be sent when your video is ready.”
“Improve video quality. This may take some time. A notification will be sent when your video is ready.”
“This may take some time depending on the video length, internet speed, and battery status. A notification will be sent when your video is ready.”
“Enhancing your video will not affect battery life or phone performance, but it may take some time. A notification will be sent when your video is ready.”
After downloading from Google’s servers, Photos 6.x will allow users to save files in the “enhanced” AVC and HEVC formats. Users can then choose the main file type in the library, along with another option labeled “only the best videos.”
If the company’s timeline holds, this feature will be available in 2023. If it takes longer due to complexity, it will be ready in early 2024. In any case, Video Boost will be exclusively available on the Google Pixel 8 Pro, at least for the time being.