Taking the pixels: upscaling 8-bit graphics

I am unreasonably excited by the prospect of classic games being given upscaled and given a new lease of life.

Comparison of native and upscaled rendering of a space invader
Depixelizing pixel art

Check out the research paper for a breakdown of the complicated algorithms that make it happen.  I got lost a few pages in, but I’m wondering whether the same approach could be used to refine video from security cameras and surveillance footage…

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