Thursday, December 17, 2009

Zoom In and Enhance

One of my pet peeves when it comes to television and film is how easily Hollywood makes it seem to magically improve image quality. How many times do you see a group of techies on a show or in a movie huddle around a computer and try to improve an already grainy piece of video. I'm sure there are some advanced software programs out there that can improve image quality but it's near-impossible to blow up and image and increase detail by adding magic pixels that didn't exist before.

All that being said, Hollywood is still fascinated with the concept and this terrific montage is a great example of much screenplays rely on this type of "technology." I guarantee we will be seeing this at least once or twice on the upcoming season of 24. Complete with Jack barking "enhance this Chloe, we're running OUT. OF. TIME!!!"

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