Facebook quietly bought a startup that can manipulate videos

Alain Brian
Août 12, 2017

Facebook has acquired a German company called Fayteq that builds software add-ons for video editing that can remove and add whole objects from captured video using computer vision.

The addition of post-production capabilities to Facebook's stack, reports suggest that Fayteq specializes in both the addition and removal of objects to video content, would further its strategy of enhancing animated content on the network.

That has implications for Facebook's heavy investment into augmented reality and video, technology that offers a technical challenge but promising benefits.

Fayteq had been selling plugins for video editors like Adobe After Effects that allowed video editors to track objects in videos, and then add or remove assets with the help of the tracking data.

Fayteq told its customers Friday that its products and services "are not available for purchase anymore".

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.

Earlier this week, Facebook rolled out "Watch" - a video platform for creators and publishers which will be available to a limited group of people in the United States on mobile, desktop, laptop and TV apps.

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