Android users can now create cinematic GIFs using Google Motion Stills

The app lets users stabilize small video clips and convert them into GIFs.

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Highlights

    • Motion Stills is now available for Android/iOS.
    • The app records short clips and convert to GIFs
    • It offers video stabilization features

Google’s Motion Stills app is now available to download on Play Store. The app lets users stabilize small video clips and convert them into GIFs. We tried it out ourselves and observed a lot of interesting things. First thing first the app does not allow users to import existing videos. Users can instead record short clips from the in-app camera. Firstly users can create a minute long timelapse dubbed “fast-forwards.” Secondly, it lets users capture three-second animation called “Motion Stills.” If you recall, the app was first launched for iOS users last year.

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Once users open the app, they come across a couple of options to either record Fast-Forwards or Motion Stills. A camera viewfinder is at the centre which delivers an option to switch between rear and selfie camera. Some of its features include recording short three-second clips with just a tap. Users can record up to one-minute long clips and watch them later.

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“Photos are an extension of our memories, and our memories are never still. Motion Stills is an app from Google Research that uses advanced stabilization and rendering to turn your Live Photos and videos into GIFs that loop forever or edit them together into epic movies,” said Google.

Once users finish recording short clips and converting them into GIFs or videos, they can share it directly with their friends. The app also lets users create movies by combining different clips, which is possible thanks to simple swipe to the right. What we found exciting is the fact that it comes with an option to enable/disable stabilization, which works great.