L'Arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat gets a 60fps 4K remaster using neural networks - and the result is impressive
There aren't many 50 second video clips that are more famous than the Lumière Brothers 1896 short, L'Arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat - it's been widely considered as one of the landmark recordings and is over 120 years old.
You'd think there wasn't a lot that could be done to remaster the video - but you'd be surprised. Denis Shiryaev set himself the challenge of taking the original 50 second clip from a YouTube video and using neural networks was able to upscale the clip to full 4K resolution running at 60FPS. The result isn't perfect, but as a demonstration of the power of using neural networks for creating improved video it's pretty impressive.
The resulting video above looks much sharper and smoother than the original, but on closer inspection there isn't really any more detail and the original (which you can see below), despite being grainy and clearly from a damaged print is actually far more natural and pleasing to the eye.