Artemis Settings Choices: High, Medium, and Low

New non-professional user here, having fun playing with the many variables and trying to understand the thresholds and tipping points of certain settings.

I have found Artemis to be well suited for cleaning up noisy HD commercial films. The three primary input quality choices are: High, Medium, and Low. There seems to be an inconsistent incremental application of these adjustments (see attached - you may have to zoom-in).

‘High’ actually seems to increase the noise while ‘Medium’ results in no perceivable change. ‘Low’, however, makes a wild quantum leap, rendering a highly processed but generally pleasing result. Yes, it is somewhat ‘plasticized’, but adding some noise back in makes the final output to my liking.

Not knowing the constraints of the coding behind the scene, I was just wondering if there was a way to better implement these settings so a degree of finer control might be offered. If I am missing something I’m open to learning!

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Hi and welcome to Topaz Video AI!!!

These models are trained for different use cases and based on the screenshot you shared of the input file, low-quality is the right choice.

Thank you, Ida.

So the interpretation of ‘Low Quality’ should be aligned with the noise and not the fact that the original was ‘high quality’; a 1080i file with a high bit-rate.

In any case, a setting (slider) which could moderate the aggressiveness of ‘Low Quality’ might be useful. I understand that the coding of this model may not allow for that kind of customization.

Even if the source is high quality but have lot’s of compression artifacts and noise you can use Artemis LQ, however the new Iris model probably will do a much better job because you can control how much crap you want to be removed.

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Many thanks - I will experiment.

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