Denis Shiryaev has used AI-powered neural networks to upscale many historical video clips, and his latest project takes us back to the dawn of film taken in Tokyo, Japan between the years of 1913-1915. Some of the work done includes boosting FPS to 60 frames per second, fixing some playback speed issues, enhancing faces, thanks to the pipeline of algorithms designed for facial restoration, and upscaling resolution to 4k.
Want to try upscaling some video clips yourself? Shiryaev uses a commercial image-editing software called Gigapixel AI by Topaz Labs. It enables users to upscale images by up to 600 percent with sophisticated neural networks that add realistic details into an image to avoid making it look blurry as it’s scaled up. These neural networks can be trained, and once it’s capable of producing the right answer for inputs the network has seen before, the missing pieces will be filled.
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