Photographs changes video as we know it
August 18, 2008 | By Peter Bihr |
The header seems somewhat to enthusiastic you say? Well, judge for yourself. A piece of software called Photographs from Washington University looks like it might seriously change the way we deal with video for good by combining video with high-resolution photo shots. Says Gizmodo:
Essentially, you shoot some crappy, low-rez video of a still scene. You then reshoot the same scene with a digital camera (with higher resolution). Software can automagically combine these images to upconvert the video AND fix problems in the imageâ€” all while compensating for 3D space. Make sense? The remarkable demo will clarify things a bit:
It’s hard to tell how easy-to-use Photographs is at this point. But if the software works even remotely as well as it seems here, it’s just a matter of time until we see this pop up in consumer-grade tools. Wow.