MotionDSP, the company that offered a through its , plans to release a promised version of its software for personal computers.
The $49.99 software program, called vReveal, analyzes a video's adjacent frames and combines the data to create a higher-quality version. This can bring out details in dim areas, correct camera shake, and remove noise and blocky compression artifacts, the company said. The software also can rotate videos, increase video resolution, and extract still images.
In addition, the company said the software can employ the CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) technology from graphics chipmaker Nvidia, enabling PCs with appropriate video cards to accelerate the processing-intensive task. The technology doesn't work with all Nvidia graphics processing units, but it works on systems without a compatible video card, the company said.
"It can run up to five times faster when you have a CUDA-enabled Nvidia GPU in your system," said vReveal product manager Mike Sonders. "This multiframe analysis is incredibly hardware intensive."
CUDA offloads some processing to an Nvidia graphics chip, but software must be specially adapted to take advantage of the extra horsepower.