Deblurring Software

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
A couple years ago, I saw a little piece on cable about this deblurring software. I think is was on CNN or Headline News. The video had some japanese guys in a lab deblurring a photo. And this photo was extremely blurry to the point that I couldn't make anything out. The software did about 8 to 10 passes. Each pass made it clearer to the point that I could tell that it was a licence plate. By the time they finished it looked like a slightly blurred photo. I could easily make out the numbers on the plate.



Is there anything of that kind of quality that I could get for photoshop? I saw this new filter from Human Software that has a deblur filter but it doesn't compare to the video that I saw.

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
    Kickaha and Amorph couldn't moderate themselves out of a paper bag. Abdicate responsibility and succumb to idiocy. Two years of letting a member make personal attacks against others, then stepping aside when someone won't put up with it. Not only that but go ahead and shut down my posting priviledges but not the one making the attacks. Not even the common decency to abide by their warning (afer three days of absorbing personal attacks with no mods in sight), just shut my posting down and then say it might happen later if a certian line is crossed. Bullshit flag is flying, I won't abide by lying and coddling of liars who go off-site, create accounts differing in a single letter from my handle with the express purpose to decieve and then claim here that I did it. Everyone be warned, kim kap sol is a lying, deceitful poster.



    Now I guess they should have banned me rather than just shut off posting priviledges, because kickaha and Amorph definitely aren't going to like being called to task when they thought they had it all ignored *cough* *cough* I mean under control. Just a couple o' tools.



    Don't worry, as soon as my work resetting my posts is done I'll disappear forever.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    rokrok Posts: 3,519member
    IF you can find it, KPT Convolver did exactly this, and did it frighteningly well. again, like LivePicture and NeXT, KPT Convolver was a decade ahead of its time (and like NeXT, had a crackpot at the business helm -- i think kai krause took his millions and retired to a german castle, last i heard).
  • Reply 3 of 5
    there are methods of extracting blurry video to focus a sharp still image



    unofficially, such tools have long history in National Security photo-interpretation.

    officially, NASA 'invented' this type of interframe extraction technology

    (most recently used to crisp up Columbia foam strike video)

    there's a few names for it as a blurry video -> crisp still process...



    *rummages to find links*



    IEEE PDF from April 2002
  • Reply 4 of 5
    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
    Kickaha and Amorph couldn't moderate themselves out of a paper bag. Abdicate responsibility and succumb to idiocy. Two years of letting a member make personal attacks against others, then stepping aside when someone won't put up with it. Not only that but go ahead and shut down my posting priviledges but not the one making the attacks. Not even the common decency to abide by their warning (afer three days of absorbing personal attacks with no mods in sight), just shut my posting down and then say it might happen later if a certian line is crossed. Bullshit flag is flying, I won't abide by lying and coddling of liars who go off-site, create accounts differing in a single letter from my handle with the express purpose to decieve and then claim here that I did it. Everyone be warned, kim kap sol is a lying, deceitful poster.



    Now I guess they should have banned me rather than just shut off posting priviledges, because kickaha and Amorph definitely aren't going to like being called to task when they thought they had it all ignored *cough* *cough* I mean under control. Just a couple o' tools.



    Don't worry, as soon as my work resetting my posts is done I'll disappear forever.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    VISAR



    site includes comparison car video demonstrating license plate extraction



    they mention deblurring, but don't specify component tools used



    watch (MS MediaPlayer) Daily Planet's take on the technology second story down



    edit:

    as far as purely photo tools, no joy from these 61 Googles?
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