MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia™ is a revolutionary technology that allows you to bring your family photos to life. This amazing feature uses deep learning to animate the faces in your historical photos, creating high-quality, realistic video footage.
The technology was licensed by MyHeritage from D-ID, a company specializing in video reenactment, and integrated to create an unparalleled experience of your family history.
Deep Nostalgia™ uses several drivers prepared by MyHeritage, each consisting of a fixed sequence of movements and gestures. These drivers accurately apply to a face in your still photo, creating a short video that you can share with your friends and family. The driver guides the movements in the animation, enabling you to see your ancestors smile, blink, and turn their heads, making the photos come to life.
While some people find Deep Nostalgia™ magical, others find it creepy, and the results can be controversial. The feature is intended for nostalgic use, bringing beloved ancestors back to life. Therefore, it doesn’t include speech to prevent misuse, such as creating “deep fake” videos of living people. It is essential to use this feature on your historical photos and not on photos featuring living people without their permission.
The Deep Nostalgia™ feature requires a high-resolution face to apply the animation, but faces in historical photos tend to be small and blurry. To overcome this, MyHeritage combined the feature with the MyHeritage Photo Enhancer, which increases resolution and sharpens the faces that appear in the photos, resulting in optimal results and high-quality video animation.
Deep Nostalgia™ works equally well on black and white photos, colorized photos, and photos restored using MyHeritage In Color™. You can animate all the faces in a photo, but currently, they cannot all be animated at the same time. However, you can create separate animations for each face, which can be viewed by clicking on each face.
MyHeritage doesn’t own the resulting video or photos you upload to their platform; they belong to you. The same applies to the family tree, DNA kit, and historical records, which enable you to embark on a fascinating journey to discover your family history.
MyHeritage is the global discovery platform for exploring family history, using sophisticated matching technologies, international historical records, and DNA kits to take you on a meaningful discovery journey. Their advanced technology for enhancing and colorizing historical photos, including Deep Nostalgia™, ensures a unique and personalized experience.
In conclusion, MyHeritage’s Deep Nostalgia™ feature is a remarkable technology that animates the faces in historical photos and brings them to life. It uses video reenactment technology with deep learning to create high-quality, realistic video footage.
The combination of Deep Nostalgia™ with the MyHeritage Photo Enhancer ensures optimal results and produces high-quality video animation for historical photos. While the results can be controversial, this feature is intended for nostalgic use and is meant to bring beloved ancestors back to life.
With billions of historical records, DNA kits, and the ability to build your family tree, MyHeritage is the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history. Their sophisticated matching technologies and innovative tools provide a meaningful discovery journey that unites your past, present, and future.