YouTube can auto-edit your dark, shonky videos for you

YouTube launches a new feature that will fix your shaky video for you and auto-correct dark clips.

YouTube bosses have clearly had enough of your badly lit, jittery, amateur video eyesores because they've launched an auto-correct feature that will polish your, er, shall we say 'turns', before they sully the web.

The option to spruce up your clumsy clips will be presented to you via a notification bar, which you'll see when you go to upload a reel. YouTube will metaphorically take away the shades and shakes from your hangover by asking whether you want stabilisation and brightness to be automatically tweaked.

"Sometimes videos suffer from symptoms like 'shaky-camera-itis' or 'augmented-darkness-levels' that keep viewers from seeing just how awesome your video really is," a YouTube software engineer blogged.

"We made a big step last year with the YouTube Video Editor, and now we're adding a feature that does the work of curing these symptoms for you."

The basic video editor was launched last year to allow users to edit their footage online, such as trimming start and end points, fixing colour and stabilising shaky recordings. It also offered built-in effects, such as turning your video black and white or adding a touch of retro cine-cam grime.

Our American family at CNET.com report that YouTube's auto-correction feature is rolling out now and that it will offer further surgical proceedures to shoddy cinematographical "symptoms" in future updates.

Check out how it works below:

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