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April 17, 2023

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Want to easily restore old historical photos and videos? Discover Smart Video Restoration, the innovative web application designed for professionals working with analog video archives. This state-of-the-art neural network technology of ours uses a multi-frame approach to restore severely degraded photso and videos, including those with a recording error resulting in frame fragmentation.

Preservation of our cultural heritage is more important than ever, and Smart Video Restoration is here to help museums and cultural institutions. With this web application, users can upload videos with similar types of degradation as those inherent in the system and related to aging and download restored versions. There is no need for costly and time-consuming manual intervention by experienced archivists with commercial solutions.

Analog videos in historical archives often exhibit severe visual degradation due to deterioration of tape media, limiting their distribution and enjoyment by the general public. But with Smart Video Restoration these limitations are a thing of the past. Our neural network can reduce other types of tape defects as well.

With this innovative technology, you will be able to restore historic phots and videos with ease and preserve our cultural heritage for future generations.

Discover and test

Due to computational costs the demo handles only images. People interested in video restoration must install the Smart Video Restoration app.

Try the demo for image restoration at this link (the online demo works on photos and not videos, for timing reasons):

Smart Video/Photo Restoration

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004545.

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