Hi. I’m trying to upscale some DVD quality 720x480 interlaced video and in the preview Dione Interlaced Dehalo V3 looks great (all Dione does) but after 8 hours of running two instances of Topaz VEAI (2x GPU) and two separate DVD’s worth of video files to my dismay the final output files look like garbage, with heavy pixelation, worse than the original files.
One of the DVD’s ran at 60 FPS, so I changed the model to a model that outputs to 60 FPS, at first I tried Dione interlaced DV but the result was the same so then I tried Dione Interlaced Robust Dehalo and the result was the same. Oddly there was some weird erratic movement while Topaz was processing the preview file so I tried changing the Field Order from Top to Bottom First and it made no difference.
Here is a snapshot of the original file @ 720x480:
And here is a snapshot of the output @ 1440x960, notice the heavy artifacting / compression, particularly noticeable under her eyes, this was not present in the preview:
These are still images, it looks far worse as a moving picture.
I have no idea what the problem could be, I’ve tried all versions of Dione and they all do this.
Any help greatly appreciated.
I just realized that the Dione output files at 60 FPS have no audio.
So the input files are native 60 FPS and the only way I can have audio with Dione is if I output to 30 FPS? Huh? I don’t get it, not happy with this software.