DaVinci Resolve Plug-in & Aion Frame Interpolation (Q1 2024)

Davinci Resolve Plug-in

Our next plug-in release is for Davinci Resolve. We’re very excited to offer the full set of Enhancement models directly within Resolve, and we expect to see some very creative workflows using the node-based system that so many of our users rely on for color grading and visual effects.

Integration with editing software is a priority for us as we continue to see the many different ways Video AI’s models are becoming an essential component in professional-level work.



To install the beta plugin, follow these steps:

    1. Open Topaz Video AI
    1. Make sure you are signed in
    1. Click Plugins > Install Davinci Resolve Plugin

Please check out the 4.2.0 release thread for more details.


Aion Frame Interpolation

The new Aion model is capable of more accurate motion estimation for high-resolution inputs. Aion analyzes the input at multiple scales, considering the entire frame rather than strictly dividing the input into tiles, increasing overall precision.

This model is also capable of true 16x slow motion without duplicate frames.

We recommend using Aion on 4K or larger inputs, and for clips that involve motion across the majority of the frame.

The increased precision of this model will not always be necessary for every input, so we recommend comparing Apollo and Aion using the app’s Preview button to decide which model will be more efficient.

Comparison between Aion v1 (left) and Apollo v8 (right) on a 4K sample clip

Other improvements

  • The new “Low Disk Space” warning system will notify users when exports could fill the selected disk and stop processing.

  • 3D LUTs are now supported in exports, allowing users to process Log footage directly in Video AI.

Together, all of these features tie in to our overall goal of creating the smoothest possible workflow for high-end professional use cases.

What’s Next?

Upcoming releases in 2024 will include several long-requested features focused on improving the in-app experience and the reliability of Video AI:

  • Pause/Resume controls for exports, including the ability to close Video AI and reopen a Workspace to continue processing a partial export.

  • Crash Recovery: Video AI will retain exports after an app crash and allow users to pick up where the last export stopped.

  • SDR → HDR conversion: A new model will automatically expand the dynamic range of input videos for display on HDR-compatible devices.

  • Instant Previews: A new timeline design will automatically generate previews as videos are playing, and will also display the current progress of export jobs.

Please apply for the Video AI beta program if you’d like to shape the development of these features. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing what you think!

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Exciting updates, really looking forward to the SDR > HDR conversion model!

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Whilst this is exciting, I am waiting for pause/resume before I renew my licence. I hope it’s not too far away.

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Do you plan to improve compute performance on AMD platforms with ROCm 6, new ONNX versions and Ryzen AI / XDNA?

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@tony.topazlabs NO TVAI v5 roadmap update??? :disappointed_relieved: