Thursday, July 23, 2020

Fleischer Studios 'Superman' Upscaled to 4k Using Neural Networks

Well, by "upscaled to 4k using neural networks" I mean that the old Superman shorts got cleaned up real good!

Via Geekologie:

"YouTuber Jose Argumedo took the 1941 Fleischer Studios Superman cartoon 'The Bulleteers' and upscaled it using Waifu2x, an image upscaler that uses deep convolutional neural networks. Waifu2x is trained on anime (as evidenced by the name) and it works remarkably well for any animation and even pixel art. Just look at the results. It looks better than any remastering I've ever seen and was done completely with machine learning. It's like looking at those botched art restorations but with the before and after images reversed."

Old version:

New 4K version:

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