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Easy way to enhance the viodeo quality of video clips?
« on: December 28, 2021, 10:18:02 pm »
Forgive my novice, but I'm looking for an easy way to enhance video clips.  I have a bunch of old clips from like 5-10 years ago that I'd love to be able to enhance the video quality as much as possible.  Is there an easy way to do this? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Easy way to enhance the viodeo quality of video clips?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2022, 07:56:59 pm »
Oh my, I can open up a book about that, as I've tried to do that.
Yes, within reason it's possible. I've done it a year ago with some early 2000s low res content.
I'll try to look up what I've used for it, it was quite elaborate, I remember that 30 minutes of video took 3-5 hours to process, and needed to be saved uncompressed, so it would take up 25GB or so.
It could reasonably boost the vertical resolution by 200%. So 240p looked good at 480p and 360p looked good at 720p.
I've done this after obtaining the source material of old photoclubs material. The material was good and without much noise, just low resolution. This was fairly good to bring up to 720p.

I'll look up some more details about it, but I'm not at that computer right now.
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Re: Easy way to enhance the viodeo quality of video clips?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2022, 12:39:01 am »
waiting for info

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Re: Easy way to enhance the viodeo quality of video clips?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2022, 08:57:24 pm »
I've had to look, the app I've used was Video Enhancer by Infognition:
http://www.infognition.com/
It was really, REALLY inconvenient to use though. And still cost 50$ to get the watermark removed.

If I'd have to do it again, I'd likely go for GigaPixel AI:
https://www.topazlabs.com/video-enhance-ai
Yet, more expensive, but much easier to use with better results.

I've given it a go with some old 720x480 content with Rocky Roads, it could quite easily lift it to 1080p.


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It encodes it at only 1.4 fps on my Ryzen 7 4xxxx machine so, go figure. It will still take a while. But if you have the right settings, it's just drag and drop and click run.

I've only tried the demo, because I find the cost a bit too steep. But if I'm ever in a position to do some heavy archiving and restoration of old precious content.... Who knows!
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Re: Easy way to enhance the viodeo quality of video clips?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2022, 07:59:35 am »
Very much on board with this.  There are some uploaders out there on various forums already doing this type of enhancement on older low res videos.  I can think of about 50 scenes, vids, etc....that I would absolutely love to see get the enhancement treatment to 720 or 1080p so I am constantly checking in on these creators/uploaders to see what old scenes they decide to enhance.  I've definitely thought about some way of maybe reaching out to one and asking for a commision rather than just waiting and waiting to see if they enhance anything good (and by "good" obviously I mean any kind of older porn with big fake tits), but unfortunately alot of it is just small boob porn that, for obvious reasons, I have zero interest in.

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Re: Easy way to enhance the viodeo quality of video clips?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2022, 02:41:34 pm »
Well, I've considered this as well, thing is: I need to do everything legally, since I'm running a company, protecting the IP of others and everyone knows to find me.
If I break the rules, I won't hear the end of it.

That said, I'm fine exploring 'gray' legal areas.
I may have found a legal loophole to legally obtain sharing rights to some of this old content, which I could then enhance to 1080p in the best way possible, with a few caveats.
I would need to own a legal copy myself, on a 'verified medium'. In other words, I'd need to have the original VHS / DVD, not a downloaded file.

This can either be shared among a small group for free, or for a larger group, but then there are fees involved for the sharing rights.

Then there's costs involved: the software to improve the content: $200, that's something we can't ignore. And then there's the media for original content, unless people have this lying around, it would also need to be bought. Usually $25 +shipping. Add to that, that one computer will be busy for 2 days per disc.
I don't mind putting in the effort for encoding it and letting my computer run all the time, but paying for the license and media is taking it a step too far, at least if it's just for myself.

If there are others interested, and the group is large enough, it may become worth it to restore some of the glory days of huge boobs.
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Re: Easy way to enhance the viodeo quality of video clips?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2022, 11:23:47 am »
I'll give another +1 to Topaz. It seems to have trouble with 480p or lower (there's no data). But, 720p to 1080p is pretty good and 1080 to 4k is also pretty decent. I'm rendering a vid right now. I'll see what I can do for a 480p-720p-1080p-4k
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