Many videos on YouTube are of terrible quality: the resolution is low, the lighting’s bad, and often the camera work is jerky. Now, new software for PCs offers consumers their first access to “super-resolution” algorithms used by the CIA to enhance low-quality video. The software enhances individual frames after analyzing and extracting information from multiple surrounding frames. In addition to improving resolution, the software can also remove noise, brighten dark areas, sharpen blurry scenes, and stabilize shaky ones.
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