Time travel back 120 years to Paris for a leisurely walk in the woods in the Bois de Boulogne circa 1900.
The Paris woodland and park was a fashionable promenade for Parisians of all classes during the belle epoch.
A walk in the woods in 1900 – Bois de Boulogne Paris France
This film is a window to the past to the pre industrial age of horse & carriages.
However we see In the opening frames, an early French automobile – a De Dion Bouton. It scoots past the Porte Dauphine entrance to the Bois de Boulogne, heralding in a noisier and more polluted future.
Watch the Film : A Walk in the Woods in 1900 Paris
I had an earlier crack at enhancing this footage. It was fine and even featured on CNN. But I’ve learned a few new tricks since. The new method of applying color is deep exemplar-based video colorization. It’s tedious work, but can be rewarding. Hopefully you’ll feel the result was work the hard work.
I feel you we can get a real immersive experience – a feeling of time travel.
The fashions are still Victorian to some extent. The skirts still need hitching but the early presence of automobiles hinted at a fast change about to come round the corner.
AI Restoration Methods
- Frame interpolation increased from original 12fps to 96fps and finally reduced to 60fps
- Film was cleaned using DeNoise software.
- Color was added using Deep Exemplar-based Video Colorization
- A soundtrack was produced and added.
- The project was AI upscaled from 360p to 4K
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