YouTube tests mobile video real-time segmentation technology

YouTube has added on-device mobile video segmentation in real-time for its stories. Stories are a more light and fun alternative for video creators to put together their videos. Clearly aimed at rivaling similar tools from Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram, YouTube finally decided to make video creation easier for creators that seek out quick and easy set-ups.

Stories is currently still being beta tested, but the new segmentation technology means that creators can easily modify the background to boost the production value of their videos.

YouTube used machine learning to design the technical framework for the new solution to work seamlessly on mobile phones.

Mobile solutions tend to require faster run times and the latest photo segmentation models.

The full technical pipeline of how YouTube developers designed stories segmentation is available in a blog post.

Importantly, the intensive programming to its technology means that background modifications load incredibly fast on mobile devices. That should make it even easier for video creators to film on the go and not miss out on the creative aspects.