måndag 8 september 2008

Using Photographs to Enhance Videos of a Static Scene

I forgot to write about this a when it appeared a month ago, I am sorry about that.
If you have not seen this already you really owe yourself to check it out, it will blow your mind.

"Using Photographs to Enhance Videos of a Static Scene" is a research project that shows a way to combine high quality photos with videos taken at the same location. The result so far is research and not available in any product but it paints a bright future. Using their method they are able to increase the resolution of the whole video clip, create high dynamic range videos and to enhance exposure. They are even able to remove objects from a scene.

Checkout the project page with the complete paper and an amazing video presentation.

When you watch you can also keep in mind that a lot of companies are working on digital cameras the combine high quality photos and videos recording. There is currently a lot of research going on into computational imaging using image recognition software together with novel hardware. For example there are already digital cameras that combine video and photo to automatically take a group photo when all have their eyes open is closing their eyes.