Dual Exposure on the main camera
Dual Exposure technology is available on the new main camera in Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. It makes videos sharper and less grainy in scenes with the toughest lighting, like a sunset backdrop. Dual Exposure effectively takes two images simultaneously — one optimized for low-light and the other for high dynamic range. The result is natural-looking videos with vivid color and low noise.
Image equity efforts with Real Tone
We’ve spent the last three years working closely with the global community of photographers and creators to make sure Real Tone accurately represents the wide range of human skin tones, especially darker ones, in photos and videos. This year we’ve expanded our efforts, bringing Pixel’s best-ever skin tone accuracy to video. And we’ve augmented flash to add Night Sight technology, so darker skin looks natural even in flash photos.
Video Boost with Night Sight
HDR+ already helps you capture stunning photos on a smartphone with computational photography, and now we’re using the same algorithms to enable an all-new approach to computational video. Making that happen presents a challenge because there’s so much more data in a video than a photo. In fact, processing a one-minute 4K video at 30 frames per second is the same as processing 1,800 photos — a task no mobile phone can solve alone. But by combining the efficiency of Tensor G3 and the power of our data centers we were able to make HDR+ video a reality.
When you use Video Boost on Pixel 8 Pro, you’ll still receive a high-quality video right away, but the video will also upload to the cloud where our computational photography models are applied to your entire video. This process also makes Night Sight Video possible for the first time on Pixel, so you can create memories in low-light situations where you couldn’t before. Both features are coming later this year.