New AI-driven Sharpening and Enhancement in VIVA

In Viva, we are introducing new sharpening and enhancement tools based on powerful AI-based algorithms and multiresolution approach. Cleverly combined with grain management, dust/dirt/noise/scratches removal, it perfectly works for post-production and film restoration. This new technology gives archivists important new opportunities in delivering historically accurate restorations, while also meeting the demand for high quality, […]

Professional enthusiasts share their recent restorations with VIVA

Viva software automation allows not only studios to carry out large prestigious restoration projects, but also professional people. We are proud to present such passionate professionals and their recent restoration work done with Viva: Gerhard Bauer, Professor of Hematology / Oncology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis restored a unique nitrate print of a […]

How Recent ‘AI’ Breakthroughs Are Transforming Moving Image Restoration

Two years ago we presented the early results of applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to image restoration. We showed the results that preliminary forms of AI could deliver in automatically detecting and removing scratches. Since then, there has been steady stream of major breakthroughs in AI that have enabled some truly transformational new capabilities […]

New Post-Production Tools for Backlight Flicker Removal

Flicker happens both in the old cinema and in the era of modern cameras. Viva easily eliminates flicker on old films. But when the flicker can be caused by certain combinations of unsynchronized light sources, electricity and cameras, so called “backlight flicker”, which are usually used for recording concerts or slow motion, then there are […]

New One Button – One Pass Restoration

A year ago, we demonstrated a major breakthrough that enabled our image processing algorithms to do the fine-tuning themselves, and completely automatically. In most cases, those advanced reduced complicated digital film restoration processes to the click of a single button. But behind this click there were four or more successive passes of processing. The restorations […]