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Beware: Polaroids of You in the 70s Could Now Be Made Hi-Def

Reddit user Shir_man has posted this video, in which he says he’s used neural networks to “upgrade” the classic Lumière Brothers film L’arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat (translated into English as Oh Look, Train’s Here) to 4K and 60 FPS. (If the YouTube thumbnail didn’t give that last part away.) I tried to find the original resolution and frame rate, but I couldn’t find it documented. I assume it was 0.0001K and 5.5 FPS or something.

See for yourself:

Now the real question is: can we use neural networks to take the high frame rate version of The Hobbit and turn it into a watchable film? Probably not. Technology has limits, even today.

NOTE: For information on Polaroids, kids, ask your parents.