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Curiosity Mars landing in 30fps HD

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Film-maker Bard Canning has painstakingly reproduced the Curiosity Mars landing in 30fps high definition.

If that doesn't sound impressive to you, consider that the original video was only 4fps. Canning has filled in the blanks using motion-flow interpolation, enhanced details, corrected the colours, added sound and boosted the resolution to 1080p in a process that took four weeks.

The result is a real-time video of the Mars descent that feels like we're actually there — although Canning notes that, because he was essentially inventing 87 per cent of the video, by its nature, it's probably not as accurate as the original.

You can watch a comparison of the two videos side-by-side here , and a making-of video here. And don't forget to check out Canning's labour of love in the video below.

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Will1505 posted a comment   

Even though its basically just CG, its pretty awesome

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