Strangely low bitrates

First off I’m using Version 3 but I’ve noticed in the last month or so that upscaling DVD resolution to 1080p is giving me much lower bitrates than it used to on either Auto or when set Manually. It used to average about 10Mb/s and now it’s using an average of 4Mb/s and the picture quality difference is quite noticeable because of it.
For example a 640x480 original file at 9949 bitrate (5.15Gb file size) when upscaled to 1080 the output file comes out at a bitrate of 4145 (2.22Gb file size). I’m seeing this across multiple models even when setting bitrate manually ridiculously high like 120Mb/s. It’s really frustrating and a complete waste of encoding time.

Can you share the logs or send them to the support team? help@topazlabs.com

To gather logs, please select Help > Logging > Get Logs for Support and grab the zipped folder to attach to the post or your email.

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