A newly launched web-based service allows you to easily improve the quality of your video clips by simply letting it analyze your clip and making automatic adjustments to it. The only thing you need to do is to upload your video clips and FixMyMovie does all the rest for you automatically.
Based-on MotionDSP patent-pending video enhancement technology, FixMyMovie can indeed significantly improve the overall quality, focus, sharpness and stability of your mobile phone or camcorder-shot video footage.
The service is completely web-based and it is absolutely free to use. You just need to register, log-in and start uploading the clips you need to be optimized. FixMyMovie does the rest.
The FixMyMovie service was launched September 24th at the DEMOfall 07 conference.
"Fixmymovie.com can take any video file from a mobile phone or digital camera and make it better. FixMyMovie's suite of automatic enhancements improves overall resolution, corrects for poor lighting conditions and removes the blockiness and other artifacts that ruin most mobile phone and low-end digital camera videos."
MotionDSP’s patent-pending technology studies your video and finds the unique information present in each frame of video. If it can match the scene (background) or objects (foreground) in more than 3-4 frames, it puts that information together to make a cleaner video.
MotionDSP seems also to be using technical approaches similar to what you would call "interpolation" and "sharpening", if you were optimizing a still digital image. Applied to the a low-quality recorded video they all contribute to make the video image look less pixelated and with more and better defined contours.
To avoid wasting time in trying to improve video clips to which little can be done, FixMyMovie processes the first 10 seconds of your video clip automatically so that you can check whether the image processing that FixMyMovie has applied to it does work or not. If you like the results, then you can request FixMyMovie to process the rest of the video.
FixMyMovie showcases all of its abilities by providing the user with a compare-video feature that facilitates seeing the "before" and "after" the video processing.
Videos that perform really badly with FixMyMovie are those shot while moving especially if recorded on a low-quality low-frame rate mobile phone video recorder.
FixMyMovie is also available to do custom professional jobs and the engineering team behind this powerful technology can be reached at: professionalservices @ motiondsp.com
To use FixMyMovie the steps to follow are very simple.
Check the difference between original clip and the enhanced version by clicking the "Compare" button appearing at the bottom left of each clip.
Or use the swiping bar in the image here below to see the difference between "before" and "after", as the clip plays back.
1) FixMyMovie uses the very latest Adobe Flash plug-in. If you do not have this latest version of Adobe Flash installed, you may not be able to see videos play inside FixMyMovie.
In this case, please follow these instructions to download and install the new beta Adobe flash player.
* Go to the Adobe website (http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer9.html)
* If you are using Internet Explorer, select the link entitled "Download ActiveX Control for Windows Internet Explorer" or
* if you are using Firefox or other browser, select the appropriate link for Windows, Mac, or Linux
* Install the flash player
* Go back to www.fixmymovie.com, and check if you can play the videos.
Note: this Flash player is still in beta and it may cause problems with your system.
2) The maximum resolution size for video clips to be uploaded on FixMyMovie is 352x288
3) File and Codecs supported
Just got an email from Sean Varah the CEO of MotionDSP Inc. confirming the following:
File formats: AVI, MOV, FLV, ASF/WMV, MPG, MP4, 3GPP, 3GP2
Video codecs: MJPG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (DivX), WMV7, WMV8, WMV9 (VC-1), VP6,
VP7, RAW, H.263, H.264 and more
Audio codecs: MP3, AC3, AAC, WMA, ADPCM, AMR
FixMyMovie is a breakthrough web-based service allowing automatic low-quality video enhancement at zero cost to the users.
The service is extremely straightforward and simple to use though more detailed information about which specific video file formats are supported for upload, and other possible limits in file size and max number of video clips that can be uploaded would be very useful.
If you are a reporter, journalist or online publisher looking for a simple way to enhance low quality video clips for web publication this is the service to use. Keep in mind that the service works essentially only with low-res videos and it will not accept higher-quality (above 320x240) resolution videos for processing.
If you are a startup or a web 2.0 company looking to learn how best to market and publicize a product, here is on of the very best examples of 2.0 marketing I have come across in some time. Kudos to MotionDSP excellent vision and outstanding marketing implementation.
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Originally written by Robin Good for Master New Media and entitled "Enhance Your Mobile Video Clips Image Quality With MotionDSP FixMyMovie"