I’ve been using Chronos for framerate interpolation recently and noticed it is awfully slow. It works, which is why I’m using it but it is painfully slow compared to what I previously was using. I tend to move computer hardware around between machines when it seems like a GPU or something would make better sense in another box. I really only run Linux but I built a dedicated Windows box pretty much just for Topaz since I use it so much.
Anyway my Topaz machine was an AMD 5900x with a 6900xt. I decided that GPU would be better off in my gaming machine and I put 2 1080Ti’s from my desktop into the Topaz box. I used to do the framerate interpolation on my Linux desktop with GitHub - hzwer/arXiv2021-RIFE: Real-Time Intermediate Flow Estimation for Video Frame Interpolation and that worked great. Now that my desktop has an AMD card I can’t get RIFE to work, it’s really finicky about package versions. I tried a couple of NCNN versions as well but couldn’t get anything working. I’m using Chronos on the Topaz machine now and a video that would have taken 2 hours with RIFE now takes over 8 hours with Chronos. This is the same GPU with a better CPU (5900x vs 3900x)
Honestly I don’t notice much of a difference between RIFE and Chronos quality wise, they both work. Not sure if RIFE is suitable for Topaz, but maybe…or something else?