Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch writes of a new technology with rather interesting potential for television news. The company is MotionDSP, and the technology originated as a military application eight years ago.
The company compares multiple frames in a video to find and replace lost pixels in a given frame, significantly enhancing the experience with little increase in overall file size after compression. The service works best when a video is not moving rapidly or in a jerking fashion, but tends to improve just about any low quality video.
MotionDSP works as a video upload service and will be available for consumers later this year. The intent is to enhance the quality of the videos on user-upload sites like youTube. Frankly, the idea of tweaking the resolution at the receive end of the upload is brilliant, and it may well be the solution broadcasters need to transport video files from the field via the internet.