A new web site enables image enhancement technology developed for the global intelligence community to be applied to any video.
California based MotionDSP has launched fixmymovie.com, a web site where, it claims "video from any source can be dramatically enhanced with one-button, online simplicity."
MotionDSP claims to be "already recognised worldwide for its Ikena software product family, which ranges from Ikena Workstation - a laptop-based video forensic tool for the security market - to Ikena Web, a scalable Web service for carriers and Internet video sites which can enhance tens of thousands of user-generated videos per day."
It boasts that Fixmymovie.com can take any video file from a mobile phone or digital camera and make it better. "FixMyMovie's suite of automatic enhancements improves overall resolution, corrects for poor lighting conditions and removes the blockiness and other artefacts that ruin most mobile phone and low-end digital camera videos." The site has a number of demonstration videos where you can judge its performance for yourself.
The service was launched at the DEMOfall 07 conference and, according to MotionDSP, "has been called 'the gold standard for video enhancement' by pre-briefed analysts and press, as well as In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the Central Intelligence Agency."
Fixmymovie.com is one of the first public sites to use the newest version of Adobe's Flash for video encoding, which incorporates support for H.264 video. Clips processed by Fixmymovie.com can be downloaded in H.264 Flash, Windows Media Player (WMV) and QuickTime formats.
Fixmymovie.com is presently in Beta and is offering free enhancement of video clips smaller than CIF resolution (352x288 pixels) and less than 20 megabytes (almost any video from a mobile phone or digital camera fits these requirements).Video, Online Video, MotionDSP, fixmymovie, New Startup