Dedicated Cartoon / Old Style Anime Model with selectable "single frame or multi frame"

While Gaia CG works good on some of these cases and some other models also can be usefull when scaling or cleaning up cartoons or old-style anime, this specific usecase has been mixed into other usecase, while needing special treatment…

Frames from footage like this typically has strong black or dark outlines, uniform areas, almost no steady movement of objects (some backgrounds), often repeated frames (5 frames stills, then one frame “moving the mouth”, then 10 frames duplicate frames).-…

Think of old mickey Mouse, japanese 80s Cartoons, etc… Stuff that was mostly drawn by hand and often produced in 12fps or less…

Having a model that aims for exactly these contents would be great. At the moment, in many cases we get ghosting pictures (since the scene change algo misses something) or artefacts from compression or dust or bad transfers are interpreted as picture details and kept. Also, in a case of a lot of repeating frames, all of them are processed, taking a lot of time…

So having some “dedup” detection prior to scaling coul reduce the amount of frames needed top rocess.
A model trained on therse usecases would work like one of the ESRGAN/WAIFU2X Models etc… It probably would be ok to have a single frame aware model here…

But in case it makes sense to look at multiple frames, noise reduction and detail regain could be done…

Proteus - with some settings - can do a pretty good job in some cases - but I beleive a specialized model would provide the chance of even better output and a lot more speed (through deduplication of frames… for inspiration take a look at dedupe filters of avisynth or srestore and similar…)

I would absolutely love this.!!!