3D Ken Burns Effect From Single Image

Image: SIMON NIKLAUS, LONG MAI, JIMEI YANG, FENG LIU

Researchers at Portland State University and Adobe have demonstrated being able to generate a 3D Ken Burns effect (parallax) using a single image. The system uses neural networks to generate depth predictions and object boundaries, and context aware in-painting to generate the missing pieces of the video to simluate a moving point of focus. We can tick another Star Trek TNG sci-fi concept off the list. In the episode Identity Crisis episode, Geordi uses the holodeck to recreate missing perspectives of a scene.

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