This AI Can Turn Normal Video Into Super Slow Motion
Kandao, a Chinese camera and software company, has announced its latest endeavour into artificial intelligence called AI Slow-Motion. This innovative machine learning algorithm can make 30fps footage into a really smooth 300fps clip. This new feature is being added as an update to Kandao's QooCam and Obsidian 360 cameras.
Currently, if you try and slow down 30fps video to make it look like it was shot in a slow motion setting then it looks really choppy. This is because the way that this type of slow motion works is that frames are removed to give it a slow effect. Therefore, halving the speed of a 30fps video will make it a 15fps video, which is incredibly unpleasing to the eye. The AI Slow-Motion technology by Kandao uses neural networks to predict and fill in the extra frames between actual frames to make the video look smoother and aesthetically pleasing. This results in a nice 300fps video that looks like something from a movie.
Kandao says that users can slow down video up to 10 times after shooting it. Furthermore, they also say that "a 360-degree video originally captured at 8k 30fps can be transferred into a 240fps slow-motion in 8K, a 4k 60fps video can be exported at 4K 480fps, by selecting a factor of eight during the 360 stitching workflow in Kandao/QooCam Studio software.”