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How AI helped upscale an antique 1896 film to 4K

by Andrew Tarantola, engadget

Trains! Now more realistic than ever!

When the 50-second silent short film L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat premiered in 1896, some theatergoers reportedly ran for safety at the sight of a projected approaching train, thinking that a real one would burst through the screen at any moment, Looney Tunes-style. A wild thought, given the blurry, low-resolution quality of the original film. Thankfully those panicky cinephile pioneers never saw the AI-enhanced upscaled version released by Denis Shiryaev, or they would have absolutely flipped their lids.

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