If you’ve ever been rickrolled–and really, who hasn’t?–you were inevitably redirected to a video shot in 1987 with 1987 technology. That meant using 16 mm film at 24 frames per second or maybe old-school Betacam at 30 frames per second. It looked like this:
Compared to today’s video, it’s fuzzy and lo-fi. But now a company called Revideo has used the the clip to demonstrate how machine learning can upscale the resolution to 60 frames per second and 4K. It’s pretty…cool.
This is a fantastic proof of concept. Could it result in all kinds of old video (music videos and otherwise) being brought into the 21st century?
(Via Boing Boing)