Friday, August 15, 2008

Enhancing video by using still images of the scene

I don't normally do this but there is some amazing work being done at the University of Washington.


Using Photographs to Enhance Videos of a Static Scene from pro on Vimeo.

Spotted on CrunchGear.

I was impressed by smile and blink detection in my little point n shoot. That's nothing compared to what these folks are doing.

They take some still images of a scene and then a video. The still images, including HDR images, can be used to enhance the quality of the video scene. There is also a brilliant image stabalisation system that works after shooting.

My only question is just how much of this requires operator skill and how much is automatic?

2 comments:

Kookaburra said...

Flippin heck! That's amazing - thanks for sharing - so we can expect in the future to spend even more time optimnising our photos? Always so much the better to get them right first time.

Peter B Marks said...

I think it shows that there's still a lot of innovation to come as the computers in cameras get more capable.

It also shows that you can't believe what you see with your eyes in a moving picture.