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This AI model improves and colorizes old videos and the after-effects are stunning

Last week, my aide Tristan wrote about an AI developer who used apparatus acquirements to flush the famous 1895 train scene to 4K at 60 frames per second. While this was a great short watch, it made me wonder about using AI to restore and enhance old videos.

Thankfully, I stumbled upon a paper featured by the Two Minute Papers YouTube approach over the weekend that aims to advance and colorize these videos. The model uses Temporal Neural Arrangement to analyze and actual defects such as flickers in best videos.

Satoshi Iizuka and Edgar Simo-Serra, co-authors of the paper explain that the aim of the model is to accomplish assorted tasks such as noise abatement and colorization to enhance the affection of these videos:

The remastering of best films comprises of a assortment of sub-tasks including super-resolution, noise removal, and adverse accessory which accordingly aim to restore the attenuated film medium to its aboriginal state. Additionally, due to the abstruse limitations of the time, most best film is either recorded in black and white, or has low affection colors, for which colorization becomes necessary.

To test their neural network’s mettle, advisers also compared how the model performs as compared to older models that aimed to colorize and restore best videos. Check out the video below to see that in action; the top-left video is the input, and the bottom right video is the output using this new neural network. 


While the neural arrangement takes care of the blemishes in the video, developers need to accommodate a advertence image for colorization. To get to that, there are plenty of AI models to colorize old photos around.

We haven’t seen bartering usage of this type of model being used by major movie studios to enhance old films. But, with convalescent neural networks, we can expect that Hollywood and other film industries across the world will take the help of AI in the near future.

You can read the full paper here and check out Two Minute Paper’s account on the model here.

Published February 10, 2020 — 11:54 UTC

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