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Testing Ikena's Video Enhancement Software

by Scott Oie, posted on Mar 16, 2010

Driven by Hollywood sensationalism, public interest and expectations for miraclous video surveillance enhancement is common -- unrealistic and dangerous. A popular YouTube video captures the essence of Hollywood's approach:

By contrast, we are interested in what 'real-world' video enhancement software could perform.

To that end, we tested MotionDSP's Ikena video enhancement software.

Key findings include:

  • With modest on-line training, fairly simple to use but optimization is more 'art' than science
  • Limitations on what scenes/scenarios allow for meaningful security enhancements
  • Strong enhancement for high noise / low light scenes
While the Hollywood hype is science fiction, we found that, under appropriate circumstance and expectations, the software can provide material enhancements for surveillance video.
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  • Screencast on using Ikena and optimizing performance
  • Screencast showing the image quality/enhancement delivered
  • 6 downloadable video samples showing before and after videos/images
  • Recommendations on use of Ikena

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