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11.21.2009

Pet Peeve: Enhancing Images

The heroes in our film or show are trying to catch someone. Unfortunately, all they have is a really small, low-resolution digital glimpse of their nemesis in the reflection off a soup spoon caught on the security camera from halfway across the room.

What to do?

The obvious answer is to take it to a lab and have the image "enhanced." After a lengthy process, the computer finally spits out the spitting image of their Uncle Mort, who is then arrested based on this incredible technological proof!


As exciting as such a string of events can be, it is horribly inaccurate and a total cop-out for writers who don't understand technology.

So, I give you this:


Pet Peeve: Enhancing Images

I'd love it if I could throw together a sketch and then let the computer construct a perfect image of Camilla for me.

But that's not going to happen. Even if I gave my computer two weeks to do it.

<sheesh>

My computer can't even render four hours of HDV footage for web delivery in that time frame. There's no way it could take my Picasso and turn it into a Rembrandt.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor

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