Film & video

Improve the Quality of Photos and Videos With Artificial Intelligence

Discover how artificial intelligence has learned to interact with information contained in an image so it can improve it

Artificial intelligence, a term that not long ago brought to mind scenes straight out of science fiction films, is today a reality. The good news is that it has lots of practical uses, such as medical diagnosis, remote control of devices, finance, transport. Interestingly, it is also being applied to creativity.

These artificial intelligence apps make it possible for filmmakers, animators, and researchers to get high-definition results from images and videos in low-resolution or that have been recorded using old equipment.

A.I. Gigapixel

This app for both Windows and Mac claims to enlarge photos by up to 600%, while perfectly preserving the quality and detail of each image. It also includes features such as automatic face refinement.

Artificial intelligence "recreates" the pixels that would get lost using an automatic enlargement process, such as those you can perform in Photoshop. Artificial intelligence has learned this process by analyzing thousands of sample images. A.I. Gigapixel offers a trial version. The app usually costs $99.99.

This video explains how their technology works:

DAIN Frame Interpolation

Researchers from Google and universities in China and the United States have developed the DAIN algorithm using artificial intelligence, which allows you to add frames per second (fps) to a video. This makes it possible to take an old video and boost it to 60 fps/4K quality. This technology can also be used to improve stop motion animation, as you won’t need to create as many frames for your animation to be of high quality.

Researchers carried out thousands of experiments to test out their depth-aware video frame interpolation algorithm. You can access resources to learn more about this state-of-the-art technology on their website.

In this video, Denis Shiryaev used the technology to transform a film shot in 1911 into 4K quality.

In this video, Gabriel Poetsch shows how this technology can be used to upscale animation projects.


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