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Tip #866: A Better Way to Upscale Media

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

I haven’t used this software, but the demos are stunning.

(Image courtesy of TopazLabs.com.)

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Normally, up-rezing standard definition media to HD – or beyond – is an exercise in blurry pixels.

However, Topaz Labs has invented Video Enhance AI. This software is trained on thousands of videos and combining information from multiple input video frames, it will enlarge and enhance your footage up to 8K resolution with true details and motion consistency.

I have not used this software, which runs on both Windows and Mac, however the demos on their website are stunning.

Render speeds vary based upon your hardware and GPU, however Topaz Labs reports “On a PC with Nvidia GTX 1080, when converting a video from HD to 8K, it typically takes 2-3 seconds for each frame. If you upscale a video from SD to HD, it will take about 0.4 seconds for each frame.”

The software supports: .avi, .flv, .m1v, .mkv, .mov, .mp4, .mpg, .mpeg, .webm, and .wmv for video. As well as .png, .tif, and .tiff for still images.

Available for purchase at $199.99, which, personally, I prefer to a subscription, a free trial is also available.

Here’s the link to learn more.

Thanks to Jean Detheux for this tip.


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