Amazing Video inpainting software deletes people from HD video footage
camera. See the incredible video demonstration after the break.
The software was developed by a team led by Prof. Dr. Christian Theobalt, head of the Graphics, Vision, and Video research group at MPII and Jan Kautz, Professor of Visual Computing at University College London. It represents a significant improvement over prior inpainting methods, which worked with low resolution video but generated poor results with HD footage. Their method still generates some artifacts, but they'd be almost imperceptible to the untrained eye.
The software was inspired by shift maps – which take a portion of footage from one moment in time and move it to another moment in time to fill in the occluded area. Similar software has been used to remove