Auto Awesome is known for Animated GIFs created from a series of still images uploaded from a handset or dumped into Drive storage (like in the image below). Now random stills and videos are automated and synced to music with Auto Awesome movies based on experience.
Above, I shot a series of frames of picture frames with a DSLR and dumped them into my Drive cloud storage as part of my normal pre-production cloud archiving routine, intending that I might use the series later in a video to go along with a story. Later in the day, I noticed on my phone that an animated GIF was spontaneously created. I downloaded the GIF from the Google+ Photos web interface to use in this blog.
The video at the bottom of this page was created by a group of images of the same subject, stills and video, on a Moto X that was set up to auto upload into Google+. The images and video were shot over a period of a month and archived to Drive as they were shot.
What’s interesting is that Auto Awesome movies created context, a video, out of an experience of random moments that happened over the period of a month and without any human interaction.
You can change the template, music and control the length of your video from the Google+ photos gallery link and preview before it is rendered. The Google+ photos gallery can be found in your apps under “Photos” and colorful pinwheel icon in the photo above. There is also a notification available to alert you that a video experience has been created. The final version can be rendered and shared or downloaded, all from your handset or tablet.
Auto back up via Google+ for images created on your device at the smaller size does not count against your free Drive storage and remains private until shared. There is an option for size in the settings of your Android app. You can also set backup to only work when you are connected to WiFi.
Spontaneous video files created at random from your daily visual adventures without sorting or editing.
More from Google about Auto Awesome. The movies are currently only available for some devices running Android 4.3 and up, including the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 10, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Moto X, and Moto DVX.
Google+ Auto Awesome for no extra effort video shorts 6/13
Sync, backup, share visuals Google Drive, Android iOS MAC PC 2/13