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Google Motion Stills: Make GIFs and AR Videos on Any Android

Nowadays GIFs and cool AR stickers are very common to make conversation funnier on social media. Since most of the new phones come with such inbuilt features and even keyboard apps like Gboard are also including GIFs in its platform, it is easy for most of us to share these cool emoticons. Still, there are a few users who don’t have access to such features on their phones. Well, they can also now use self-captured GIFs and AR video clips on social media using Motion Stills app from Google.

The tech giant launched its GIF making app back in 2017. The app stabilizes your Live Photos and lets you view and share them as looping GIFs and videos using AR stickers. Motion Stills is available for both Android and iOS users. The Android app is available for mobile phones running Android 5.1 and later version.

How Motion Stills Works

The app from Google Research team lets you capture short videos and transform them into beautiful cinema graphs. You can also make sweeping cinematic pans using its advanced stabilization and rendering technology.

You can capture a Motion Still with just a single tap like capturing a photo or create a longer recording with a new feature called Fast Forward. Also, no internet connection is required for this app.

How to Use Motion Stills

Create GIFs

The app uses video stabilization technology to freeze the background into a still photo or create sweeping cinematic pans to remove shakiness for creating smooth GIF. You have to simply tap the camera button to capture a GIF or short 3 sec clip.

Fast Forward

You can create up to a minute of video into an easy-to-watch clip using the Fast Forward mode. It allows you to speed up and condense a longer recording into a short, easy to share the clip.

Google has redesigned the existing iOS video processing pipeline to use a streaming approach that processes each frame of a video while recording. This allows Fast Forward to process up to a full minute of video on your phone. You can even change the speed of video playback (from 1x to 8x) after recording.

Create AR Videos

You can also create movies by using AR stickers and combining various clips with a simple swipe and tapping on capture button.

The app also allows you to browse your recorded clips in a stream. You can also flip through them one-by-one and watch them with auto-play.

Download Motion Stills for Android from the Google Play Store.