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Photographs changes video as we know it

August 18, 2008 | By |

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 image— all while compensating for 3D space. Make sense? The remarkable demo will clarify things a bit:


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

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.