Nvidia, MotionDSP Team Up to Boost Home Videos

MotionDSP, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based startup that drew cheers from the crowds when they presented at our Mobilize LaunchPad event, today announced that graphics chipmaker Nvidia will use their video enhancement technology on its CUDA architecture. The company, as part of its LaunchPad presentation, had announced that it was working on a home PC version of its video enhancement technology, likely to be available early in the first quarter of 2009.

Nvidia’s CUDA architecture is a way to use graphic processor units (GPU) to do some of the heavy multimedia-related lifting in our computers, which is especially important in these days of bigger and fatter video files. MotionDSP’s new software product, codenamed “Carmel,” allows desktop computers to use the same super-resolution algorithms that power MotionDSP’s high-end video forensic tools, which are used by the Secret Service and other intelligence agencies.

What that means is that even the worst camera folks amongst us (namely yours truly) can soon bank on the computers to apply the necessary makeup to hide all these blemishes. Much less noise, higher resolution, corrected lighting, and smoothed motion will be some of the benefits of this new desktop software. MotionDSP was hoping to be a video copyright cop, but later changed its game plan to instead focus on making video enhancement tools for consumer-generated videos.

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