Topaz AI stuff

From: Matt 3 Oct 2020 13:37
To: william (WILLIAMA) 5 of 6
Topaz is impressive, yes.

Some Internet folk are using it to upscale Star Trek DS9 to HD. The results are pretty dang good too: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/314653-remastering-deep-space-nine
From: william (WILLIAMA) 3 Oct 2020 18:42
To: Matt 6 of 6
Yes, I saw that. It looks interesting. One thing that did occur to me is that there are a couple of fellers who spent years, literally, enhancing Babylon 5 using more conventional techniques. I wonder how that would look if given the Topaz treatment. I have the current state of play which is good, but far from perfect.

If anybody's interested, here's a couple of short clips:

1) this is the opening of Spaced, episode 1, straight from the DVD. Technically it's 576P, but as it was shot on video tape for CRT televisions, that doesn't mean much.

2) this is the same clip fed through Topaz using the "Gaia-CG" profile with a target of MP4 1080P. 

The conversion took >2 hours and it's muted the sound a bit during the remux. If you do take a look, I recommend viewing at full screen as they can look a bit similar in a tiny little windowed player.
EDITED: 3 Oct 2020 18:47 by WILLIAMA