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Our department kept getting contacted by the campus police asking if we can basically do the “zoom-enhance” that you see in the movies. Nobody responded, but they kept asking. Finally I volunteered to look at it, though I know nothing about any video enhancement algorithms.

They had a handful of pics from where the people broke into the dorms, and some really horribly compressed video from a gas station. I basically ended up using photoshop and after effects to just supply them with some cropped and expanded mugshots, but the ones from the video were so bad, I doubt it’s helpful at all. Though as one professor put it about this project:

“We know CSI is a tv show. But remember, in the field they don’t have even photoshop. They are most probably just using PowerPoint. ”

 

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