BetterView is a company who has developed a new sets of algorithms capable of literally converting a "standard definition" video (480p) into a true HD video (1080p).
"In image editing and post-production, a regular blow-up or conversion relies on simple interpolation, and therefore it does not provide any increase in the "true-optical-resolution".
BetterView's solution is different: It has been known for the past 20 years that, in principle, one could take several low-quality images and fuse them into a single, higher-resolution outcome. This has been demonstrated by scientists, adopting various techniques and algorithms.
The process is known as Super-Resolution (SR), which became a hot field in image processing, with thousands of academic papers published during the past two decades on the problem and ways to handle it.
The classical approach to fuse the low-quality images requires finding an exact correspondence between their pixels, a process known as "motion estimation", but the scientists and engineers behind BetterView have now find a way to bypass altogether this time consuming task while obtaining the same results."
BetterView is being offered in three possible ways: as an enterprise service via modular server racks, as an encoder on a chip, and as a could-based service.
The product/service has no public pricing yet and cannot be purchased if not by directly contacting the company.
Find out more: http://www.better-view.com/