Frank Hurley Super-Resolution Project
An inadvertent panorama taken by Frank Hurley, during the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.
This panorama was derived from a low-resolution scan of a panning camera shot, taken by Hurley in 1911-12. It was image processed using machine learning super-resolution techniques and stitched together to create a panoramic image.
Deep Learning has a number of interesting applications for cultural heritage visualisation. Super-resolution and image ‘cleaning’ are amongst a number of interesting research areas, with commercial applications now coming available.
Cultural Heritage applications are obvious.
This is a preliminary test demonstrating a workflow from low-resolution video transfer of historical Antarctic footage, exported as individual frames, up-rezzed using DL super-resolution algorithms and stitched to create a panoramic image.
This interactive image from Frank Hurley has never been seen before.
This represents the first panoramic view of Eastern Antarctica,