Most smartphone cameras, even those with optical image stabilization systems, rely on electronic stabilization only for stabilizing video footage. Google’s new Pixel 2 devices, however, are managing to combine both optical and electronic stabilization for ultra-smooth handheld footage and panning. And a new post on the Google Research Blog explains in quite some detail how the system works.

As you would expect from a software company like Google, advanced algorithms making use of the company’s expertise in the area of machine learning are the key to the solution.

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