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AI heavy alloy equipment Trailer: high paste becomes 4K, Hideo Kojima tweets: going to be laid off!

2021-08-26 09:09:04 Xinzhiyuan

New Zhiyuan Report

source : Foreign media

edit :Priscilla Good trapped

【 Introduction to new wisdom 】 In recent days, ,Digital Foundry Published with Topaz Video Enhance AI The software is restarted with 4K Resolution makes games 「 Metal Gear Acid 」 trailer , drizzle 、 The text is more HD , Even the tired look of the soldiers can be seen . Game creator Hideo Kojima happened to tweet on the same day : Maybe later AI You can remake the old game .

I still remember playing after school in those years PS2 Well ?

2001 year , Produced by Hideo Kojima 「 Metal Gear Acid 2: Son of liberty 」 Released .

so to speak , This is the most popular work in the alloy equipment series , More than... Were sold worldwide 700 copies .

In recent days, ,Digital Foundry Released a video . In the video ,MGS2 The trailer has been reproduced in HD with the help of machine learning , The visual quality is full !

Remake the game , Yes AI That's enough

It's just Digital Foundry The day the video was released ,「 Metal Gear Acid 」 The creator Hideo Kojima also happens to post on twitter .

He thinks that , One day , AI will remake old games .

「 Creators may not need to remake the game themselves .」

1998 year ,Metal Gear Solid stay PlayStation(PS) On sale , By kolomei, Japan (Konami) Company issue , It has become a new type of game .

According to Hideo Kojima's production concept ,MGS The cut scenes are all real-time calculations , For the first time, let the game play like a movie .

Limited by the technology at that time , Now it's uploaded in the tubing MGS The game trailer is very 「 Low Qing 」.

But fortunately, ,Konami The company released the trailer DVD,Digital Foundry I borrowed it from the company Beta-SP Version of the trailer , Got it 60fps edition .

2017 year ,Digital Foundry The employees' John Linneman I've reprocessed this Trailer , Uploaded to the tubing .

And now ,DF utilize AI Remake the trailer again ,DF Remanufacture MGS The software used in the trailer is Topaz Video Enhance AI.

https://www.topazlabs.com/video-enhance-ai

The software has two versions of the processing model . One is dedicated to dealing with things like VHS Video from a low-quality source like tape , The other is to deal with DVD and 1080i Video on tape .

DF Only... On hand 480i Video source for . It means , To create 4K60 edition , Each frame of the deep learning model needs to be processed 240 Row source image .

AI help , The resolution of the up!

DF It doesn't make the module maker bother to remake every texture in the game , But using deep learning software , Learn each frame , With 4K Resolution redo .

The protagonist's nose becomes more straight !

Reproduction is not 100% perfect , Some sharpen too much , Some are still very vague , But the resolution of most scenes has been improved .

The trailer is set in a heavy rain , So keep the video moist after reproduction 、 A heavy atmosphere , At the same time, the overall fidelity of the video has also been improved .

As the figure below ,Snake On deck , Original video ( Left ) And a remade video ( Right ) Very different in detail , The looming background of the original video and the rain have become clearer .

But in the helicopter part, you can see , Even if AI Of 4K HD reproduction is very powerful , But there is still no way to overcome the limitations of the original video , Not as clear as I thought .

For characters , The reproduced picture can even see the tired look of the soldiers . The enlargement of the text also becomes clearer .

However , As the island said , Artificial intelligence has a place in the future .

Topaz Video Enhance AI Such tools have been used throughout the industry , Most commonly used for game remaking .

stay AI With the help of the , Full motion video sequences rendered at lower resolution have been improved . And the cleaner the original video ,AI The more efficient the utilization .

however ,AI Remaking a model is like a 「 black box 」. As the user , We don't know how this model works , Therefore, I don't know how to improve the model when there are problems .

Although but ,AI There is still room for it .

Reference material :

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2021-ai-upscaling-the-mgs2-e3-2000-trailer

https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/1426874288888442884

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