Chief Petty Officer
Can you enhance the AI algorithm by inserting keyframes? E.g say you were to photoshop some of the images to provide a higher-resolution source material. Can the algorithm blend those enhancements into the video? (from the Youtube clip one of the obvious things is the glyphs on the Emperor's throne) We have some high resolution still shots from Wing Commander 3's cutscenes that were released as part of promotional materials. We could also attempt to enhance some of the 3D models in some of the shots if the AI engine is capable of blending those improvements into the output.
That's an interesting thought. I'm not sure it would make much difference, since the AI models don't read the stream in its optimised form - it literally renders out each frame (keyframe or otherwise) as a complete image and upscales from there.
However, it does compare surrounding frames for extra data. That's why I'm not sure. I'm happy to give it a try if you'd like to send some images over to experiment with I suspect, though, that unless we could provide every fourth or fifth frame, it won't give it enough new data to work with.