The original grainy, dimly lit footage of the singer from 1996, recorded by an amateur with a handheld camera in a small nightclub in Washington, DC, was considered too shaky for TV. Metro applied Archangel to the job in order to steady the footage and remove video dropout and noise, making the footage more watchable and suitable for broadcast.
Metro Broadcast technical operations manager Mike Smith explained: 'The Eva Cassidy project is a fine example of what we can do with restoration and repair systems like Archangel. Viewers can concentrate fully on the music without being distracted by the poor visual quality of the original video material.'
The restored video was shown for the first time on Top of the Pops 2on 20 August when the songs 'Time after Time' and 'Autumn Leaves' were played.