Thanks to artificial intelligence in 4K and color, you will watch a movie from 1896 [wideo]


Amazing what technology allows.

As you know, the first films did not enjoy very good image quality. Still, these amazingly amazing viewers. As one legend in the world of cinema says, when in 1896 a short, 50-second film debuted "L'Arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat" (Fr. "Train arrival at the La Ciotat station"), people watching him reacted to the oncoming train on the screen with such horror that those who sat closest to the screen screamed and fled in panic to the other end of the room. Well, it's good that the same viewers did not have the opportunity to see a new, improved version of the same film, created with the help of artificial intelligence. In response to it, they would certainly get rid of it, and at best.

The person responsible for the improved version of the film is Denis Shiryaev. This used two publicly available programs based on artificial intelligence algorithms to replace the original material the Lumière brothers in the movie that plays in 4K, in 60 frames per second. The result is unbelievable!

The first of the programs used, Gigapixel AI, uses an interpolation algorithm that analyzes the image, recognizing its details and structure, and then "completes" it. Second program, Dain, "Imagines" what additional frames would look like if placed between the frames of the original movie and then inserts them into the material. Thanks to this, the image in the Lumière brothers' movie became smoother, and YouTube users can watch it in 60 frames per second.

I've put both the original and the new version of the film below, so you can easily compare them. Although the work of Denis Shiryaev does not look like the film originally shot in 4K (there are many imperfections on the screen), in my opinion the difference between the two materials is staggering.

Interestingly, soon after appearing on YouTube "Train arrival at the La Ciotat station" in 4K, this new version of the movie has been further improved, using artificial intelligence to color the black and white shots – DeOldify. In this case, the effect is not that amazing, but it's still worth watching.

The artificial intelligence algorithms currently allow is amazing. I really don't want to know what these will be capable of in the future.

Source: Reddit