Hello everyone !
I am currently testing VEAI and I must admit I have never been that impressed by a piece of software before in the last 40 years. The way Topaz managed to train AI models with such potential that can be used completely offline is quite breathtaking. I am seriously considering buying it as soon as I will have bought a dedicated PC for it.
The GUI by itself is a bit common, seriously lacks extended options or controls, but overall that is not what most of us are after. The better the models, the happier. The interface can afford to be simplistic (let’s say ergonomic and accessible), if the tool manages to give us satisfying results.
Topaz new Artemis v9 models are simply outstanding. Faster and better than previous releases, and probably even better than all other models when it comes to restoring old or bad quality footage.
I manage to get quite amazing results while restoring old DVDs or Music Videos, with a progressive upscale workflow. Sometimes if Artemis v9 filters are too aggressive, I use the lastest Theia Fidelity with moderate settings
The problem I have is this version of the model generates semi-random artifacts / corrupted visuals I say “semi-random” because they seem to always appear at the same positions, but they don’t always show.
Note I use an Acer Nitro 5 laptop with 16Gb of DDR4*2666 (soon 32Gb), an i5-9300H processor and a nVidia RTX 2060 graphic card with 6Gb dedicated VRAM. I have the lastest version of Windows 10 Pro installed (19042.685) and the latest nVidia Studio Drivers (460.89).
Nearly all my videos get these artifacts when I use Artemis v9, any variant (except AA that I don’t have a need for). Here is the typical type of artifact I am getting : https://ibb.co/1X2kNHX
These artifacts vary in size and position, and very rarely become really big (but in this case some kind of huge color aberration ripples around the center artiffact.
This is really annoying as it forces me to use Adobe Premiere, create a mask for each found artifact and put a copy of the source video under the main video track.
I have tried dozen of different things to try to fix this, nvidia driver settings, Processing settings in VEAI but nothing seems to cure the problem. Has anyone ever experienced this? I am asking because I have not found a single related subject in the forums.
If so, have you found an easy reasonable way to fix this ?
Thank you and take care everyone.