YouTube to soon offer an easy way to replace video background

Google in one of its recent blog posts states that they are using the power of neural networks to achieve this mobile green screen effect

YouTube Real-Time Mobile Video Segmentation produces results similar to chroma-keying (also known as green screening), but doesn't depend on a background of uniform color.The technology is designed particularly for videos of people, and uses a neural network that's been trained using tens of thousands of sample images in a wide variety of poses, set against different backgrounds. This tool is an AI green screen one.

For now, the tech is still in limited beta and available only for select YouTube creators.

According to Google's Research Blog, the plan is to expand its employability "throughout Google's broad augmented reality services" as the software and app are constantly improved and upgraded with the expansion of segmented technology.

Engadget reports that while the function test in the new video, "history", reminiscent of the same function in Snapchat or Instagram. But if you're one of them, you'll now have a new tool to create custom videos.

Google says it's using AI and machine learning to easily separate the subject from the background, but the system is not flawless just yet.

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The final result, at least from what we've seen so far, is a almost seamless background swap that even runs fast enough to be used in a video.

Separating the background is an impressive feature in itself, but Google took it forward, by making a program to run on limited hardware on a smartphone rather than a desktop computer. It's now only being made available to a limited number of YouTube creators.

Google is trying to bring some pro-level video tools to to your phone directly. Google's new technology looks promising, but is not without some limitations (for now).

Excited about Google's new editing tool? Furthermore, it's still not certain what the requirements look like for this tech to work. The tool is already in testing for YouTube, and it's as easy to use as applying filters to a still photo. Although the roll-out started last month, the option to download YouTube videos didn't appear in more than several countries.

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