Please help me out the number of a car. Robbers entered our city late at night to steal in 3 cars including my car. High value coins and other items were taken away. The neighbor's camera filmed the robbers' vehicle. See picture. Help me from this image to extract the serial number of the vehicle. I am stuck. Thank you.

Video Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NuJnCQ0iIpbo7_YTbHvEF1mqvY71xsqh/view?usp=drivesdk

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    \$\begingroup\$ welcome to photo.stackexchange. The images are very bad in quality and its very hard and possibly impossible to extract any data from it. Also I don't know if this is the correct page for these types of image. And the tags have nothing to do with the things you need. \$\endgroup\$
    – LuZel
    Jun 25, 2019 at 9:21
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    \$\begingroup\$ I think this site isn't the correct place to ask about extracting the registration number out of the poor quality pictures. It's probably impossible. If you want to know what features to look for in a surveillance camera so that the next time your car is stolen you (or your neighbor) can have better quality pictures, this site might be the correct place to ask such a question. \$\endgroup\$
    – juhist
    Jun 25, 2019 at 9:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ @juhist "the next time your car is stolen", boy, you're a pessimist :) \$\endgroup\$
    – timvrhn
    Jun 25, 2019 at 9:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because PSE isn't a detective agency and not a substitute for your friendly local police department, assuming that the stated context is true and not a ploy. \$\endgroup\$
    – xenoid
    Jun 25, 2019 at 19:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ Voting to leave this question closed after the addition of the video link. You need to get any evidence to your police department and hire a professional service to do any evidence digging (the kind that could go up on the stand as a professional witness). This just isn't the place for this. \$\endgroup\$
    – OnBreak.
    Jun 26, 2019 at 16:19

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Those images are not useful since you took them of some screen. Instead you need to get at a digital version of the original footage that has not been rerouted through some display device. Once you have the proper form of footage, for a still photograph the usual remedy is to take a crop of just the license plate area without border, then potentially use some amount of digital filtering followed by histogram equalization. If that does not work, there are additional techniques for integrating the information of a motion picture across several frames.

The footage likely wants to be processed by experts.


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