“A Trip Through New York City in 1911” in color, 4K and 60fps

On Feb 23, 2020, Denis Shiryaev, a successful short film creator had published a video on YouTube called “A Trip Through New York City in 1911” in 4K and 60fps. A year later this video has almost 20 million views and it’s no wonder because it is a somewhat time travel or a revival of something that never was so familiar before seen in color. A black and white video of New York City, colorized is mesmerizing content you must see. The original video was shot by Swedish film production company Svenska Biografteatern which was sent at the time to film famous locations around the world. You can see how Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Flatiron Building, and the New York Harbor looked like in 1911, and thanks to Shiryaev you can see it now in color. It took him only 4 days to restore the footage using After Effect, 4 different neural networks, DAIN, and ESRGAN.

More info: Colorized video, original black and white video.


Watch the video on YouTube. It has almost 20 million.

Photo credits: Denis Shiryaev

‘Short movie’ creator Denis Shiryaev needed only 4 days to restore the original b&w video

He colorized it and made it in 4k and 60 fps.

“I did some stabilization manually in After Effect, and then put a source video in a pipeline of 4 different neural networks” – Denis Shiryaev


“The first neural network did footage ‘clearing’ from digital artifacts, the second one is called ‘DeOldify’ and it is used for colorization, then I used a custom version of DAIN for FPS boosting, and then a custom version of ESRGAN trained on my own dataset. Then I just merged it in a result video.”

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