video editing

AI tool improves video footage by editing out unwanted objects

An AI tool analyses video footage to remove unwanted objects

Virginia Tech, Facebook

Objects can be removed from videos, and the field of vision of the camera can be expanded entirely thanks to a new AI-powered technique.

Hollywood movie studios invest significant time and money editing out unwanted objects from video footage. Machine learning has the potential do the same job at a fraction of the cost but it has rarely been used to visualise what lies behind objects, or outside the film frame.

To explore the possibilities, Jia-Bin Huang of Virginia Tech University and his colleagues from Facebook used …