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Follow the "government method of improving a blurry photo" illustrated in this youtube video.

I saw this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOVziSwbgss that appears to illustrate a method "used by the government?" in Photoshop to enhance a blurry photo whereby not enough pixels exist to make the image clear.  I have CS6 v13.0.1 Expanded.

He appears to use some other version than mine. All I have that looks similar is the "Refine Edge" tool shown here http://screencast.com/t/FRF3KVB18NA5 which is not the same according to what he says in his youtube video.

Assistance in following his steps on this are greatly appreciated.
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From the poster's comments on his youtube video:

"Then I found a leaked governmental Photoshop plugin which enables the user to do exactly the same thing as in the movies! I didn't find that plugin somewhere on the web, though, so I doubt there are ways to get it other than getting a leaked version from a friend..."

As you yourself have stated, there is not enough pixel information in order to produce the clear image that miraculously appears in the video.  Pretty sure the "technique" used in the video is just the reveal of the original image that he had all along, because there's no way to get those results from the blurred image he started with.
Im going to say, HOAX.
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Ok, well some think this is a hoax video.  I'm not entirely convinced.  What is this tool?

Video Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOVziSwbgss

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It's called the Hollywood Tool. Similar to watching a high tech detective show where the computer geek brings up a blurry image of a bad guy on a security camera and the boss detective says "enhance that for me!" and the image of the bad guy suddenly comes into sharp focus.

The state of computer intelligence is at a point where a computer can inconsistently isolate a human face in an image. It's possible because every human face has two eyes a nose and a mouth roughly in the same place on the front of the skull. Do you really think that the technology has advanced to the point that a computer can recognize and isolate a dozen multi-colored plastic clothespins on a clothes line  from a blob of fuzzy pixels and render them perfectly?
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Great stuff!
Glad to help thankyou!