As the number of people enjoying video content increases, it is ‘technology’ that follows on its own as the market grows. As competition for content intensifies, creators often develop strategies to appeal to the public with higher image quality as well as solid story to provide higher-quality content. Therefore, there will be a demand for technology that improves image quality, and new technology will emerge.
Typically, there is ‘upscaling’. Pixels are created to enhance the resolution of images so that they can be useful when you want to watch them on a variety of displays, or when you want to improve the quality of images. Moreover, once the upscaling technology is applied, it can be used more widely. Among the technologies of various applications, ‘Remastering’ and ‘Face enhancement’ will be introduced today.
‘Remastering,’ which adds modern visual beauty to those days and the mood.
Recently in the media industry, there is a growing craze for ‘remastering.’ At the end of last year, the “Remastering Project” was announced at SM Entertainment, saying that the video of a past-affiliated singer’s music videos and performances would be upscaled 4K and released, and the tour of the last concert of Leslie Cheung, a global star from Hong Kong, was restored to 4K video and released. And the public is showing enthusiastic support for the media’s actions, where past images have been restored to good quality and released.
Remastering is a technology that adds color, removes noise, and focuses on sharpening to restore the image clearly. And when it is gone through the upscaling phase, it is reborn as a complete modern image. Although upscaling is not a major technology, thanks to the addition of pixels, quality images can be produced to satisfy consumers.
In addition, as Cyworld, the SNS of memories, comes back, the contents of the past, including images, are being re-examined. So that each person can be active through SNS, the contents of that time and then are shared and enjoyed with people. When ‘remastering,’ a modern technology, is applied, then its mood is maintained and can be upgraded to video content with modern visual beauty added to it.
‘Face Enhancement’ applied to the video of ‘Face Application’ which was applied only to the photo
‘Face Enhancement’ is literally a technique for improving images focused on facial expressions. In addition to the skin tone, the outline and shadow will be added to make the face more vivid, so it will play a role similar to the ‘Face Apps’ used in the photos. Previously, the function was applied only when Face Apps were turned on and filmed, but with the advent of Face Enhancement, pre-shooting and post-production are now possible. Thanks to this, it is possible to improve the blurriness and low definition that have been the disadvantages of camera apps in mobile.
In fact, upscaling alone can improve basic tone correction and clarity. However, if it is an image that the person wants to improve depending on the type of image, if Face Enhancement is applied, you can receive the result that is improved in the desired direction that standing out the person, and if upscaling is used other tools together, it will improve not only the person but also the overall image quality.
In particular, this is expected to be useful for creators who frequently expose their faces such as V-log and beauty YouTube creators. This is taken with an existing camera, so the naturalness remains the same, and when Face Enhancement is applied after shooting, your face in the screen improves. In addition, the overall picture quality becomes clearer, which can lead to the same effect as the purchase of expensive, high-performance camera equipment.
‘kokoon.cloud,’ a variety of video upscaling services that capture the taste of creators
“kokoon.cloud” is an online site where AI upscaling enhance the video image’s quality. In April, the mentioned in this post ‘Remastering’ and ‘Face Enhancement’ functions will be added as well. The upscaling technology currently being offered is also divided into “DeepField-SR1,” which focuses on improving natural image quality and “DeepField-SR2,” which focuses on the removal of noise and emphasis on texture, which can be adapted to the concept of the image.
Moreover, it is also the charm of kokoon.cloud that your own upscaling style is created as another function is used. For example, the upscaling technology “DeepField-SR2” can be applied after the aforementioned “Face Enhancement” technology is first applied, or after the “Remastering” technology is applied, video content that revives the character of memories can be created.
Because each technology of kokoon.cloud is excellent, it is possible to receive a satisfactory result even if it is used alone, and the technology can be properly mixed and used according to the direction of the desired improvement. What would it be like when kokoon.cloud’s upscaling service is applied when your own unique content is created in a lot of content?