New York Times Features CSAIL Motion Amplification Work

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The Eulerian Video Magnification system developed by a team of CSAIL researchers to amplify and allow for analysis of subtle movements and variations in color in ordinary videos has been featured on The New York Times.
“A 30-second video of a newborn baby shows the infant silently snoozing in its crib, his breathing barely perceptible. But when the video is run through an algorithm that can amplify both movement and color, the baby’s face blinks crimson with each tiny heartbeat,” writes Erik Olsen of the work.
The National Science Foundation and the journal Science selected video of the motion amplification algorithm in action, Revealing Invisible Changes In The World, in February as a winner of the 10th annual International Science & Technology Visualization Challenge. Members of the project team included: CSAIL graduate students Michael Rubinstein, Neal Wadhwa and MIT alumni Eugene Shih and Hao-Yu Wu, along with Professor Frédo Durand, Professor William T. Freeman, and Professor John Guttag.