In this demonstration we use illumin8 to convert a 1080p video file to 4K and reveal the brilliant orange fur and terrifying teeth of a Bengal tiger.
On the right, a 5K iMac displays a 4K native video of the tiger; the iMac features nearly twice as many pixels as the 4K video file. On the left, we re-render the same tiger video to 1080p quality. Then we use our illumin8 app to instantly convert the 1080p version to 4K or higher quality. This all happens in RAM. That’s right, there’s no new 4K file that needs to be created.
What’s happening? In real time, illumin8 leverages an edge-detection filter to turn pixels into objects and then upsamples the 1080p video to 4K or higher quality. At the same time – in parallel and with no lag – illumin8 performs color correction and other video enhancement techniques, and applies a massive palette of user-selected filters and effects.
When we pause the two versions of the tiger video on the same frame you can see that the illumin8 version of the 1080p video has more detail and color vibrancy than the original 4K native version of the video. This clearly demonstrates how our technology reduces demands for higher bandwidth and storage while providing much greater access to 4K content.