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Video Tool to Zoom in on Criminals

By Indo-Asian News Service (India)

July 8, 2009

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have developed software that enhances the resolution of raw video images and improves the quality of the images. TAU professor Leonid Yaroslavsky and colleagues used specially designed algorithms to build a video perfection application that works with cameras and video analysis equipment. The tool stabilizes images, which otherwise would appear distorted due to variations in the air. These atmospheric changes can affect the sight of a camera.

"This enhancement of resolution can be a critical factor in locating terrorists or identifying criminal suspects," Yaroslavsky says. He says the software can improve images from security cameras, military binoculars, and personal video cameras. The new tool can work with live video or with recordings that are in color or black and white.

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