MIT researchers reveal a world of “invisible motion”
We've always known that there are things going on in our world that are just beyond our perception, and now thanks to some researchers at MIT we can now peel back a layer of our world and actually see a new world of invisible motion that is all around us.
You might not realize it but there is a whole world of motion going on around us that we can't see, or as researchers at MIT refer to it as – invisible motion. This world of invisible motion might have forever been beyond our visual grasp if it wasn’t for a really fancy algorithm that has been trained by researchers in the art of detecting pixels.
The researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have amazingly found a way to detect what should be undetectable movement, and then capture that on video.
What the program does is watch another video and focuses on any change in an image’s pixels, frame by frame. Then, once the changes have been detected, the program amplifies the color of the change by up to a 100 times, which makes them much more noticeable.
The researchers have named the process Eulerian Video Magnification, and the results can be more than a little unsettling. Amazingly, the process will work on any video since the video being processed doesn't need to be shot in any particular way. As the pixels change color the program will be able to create the movement overlay.