Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lock on, and enlarge the Z-axis


In a movie I saw that you can take a 50 x 50 pixel image and somehow add details and make it look 1400 x 1400 px by running it through an Enhance algorythm...wait, that wasn't a movie. It was 10,000 movies I've seen.

Do you know what you get when you try to enhance tiny bits of security camera footage? Useable intel, that's what.

5 comments:

Zak said...

Ha! I've always thought it is hilarious when they do that in 24- "Just zoom in and enhance that photo so we can read those tiny words on their parking sticker!"... I worked in a police station with high-tec cameras... they are basically useless unless you zoom in while it is capturing video live.

pretty ryan said...

Awesome. So true. Reminds me of this I ran into a while ago.

http://i.imgur.com/WyoOL.jpg

Joel said...

This is a minor task for modern computers. Look, just push the enhance button. It's that simple. I'm surprised there isn't a key on the keyboard dedicated to this ability.

mandi said...

"You got an image enhancer I can bitmap?"

Was Macgyver very ahead of his time?

susan said...

Way to ruin CSI for me! Next you're going to tell me you boiled a pig in raw sewage and it didn't decompose at 4 times the normal rate.