YouTube Now Lets You Color Correct & Stabilize Video In A Click

By Megan O'Neill 

Last night YouTube announced that they’ve added a brand new feature to the YouTube Video Editor that will let you color correct and stabilize your videos in a click and it looks pretty sweet.

John Gregg, software engineer at YouTube, writes on the YouTube blog, “Sometimes videos suffer from symptoms like ‘shaky-camera-it is’ or ‘augmented-darkness-levels’ that keep viewers from seeing just how awesome your video really is…we’re adding a feature that does the work of curing these symptoms for you.”

If you upload a video that YouTube senses could use a little fixing up, they’ll notify you on the Upload page and in the Video manager.  Click on the button to fix it and you’ll see a side-by-side comparison of your old footage and the new fixed footage.  Decide if you want to accept.

Color Correction

But enough of telling you about this cool new feature—you probably want to see it in action, right?  Below, YouTube uses this alligator video to illustrate the auto levels feature.  The difference that a little automatic color correcting makes really is incredible!

Alligator Before

Alligator After


And here’s an example of the one-click stabilization capabilities, starring an adorable panda.

Panda Before

Panda After

Last year YouTube incorporated stabilization and other new features into their Video Editor, but things just got even easier with this update.  So what do you think?  Will you be using the new YouTube one-click color correction and stabilization features?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.