You think correctly, I also said about this in the same way that it would be logical, but at the moment the program interface is made completely inconvenient and illogical. Now, the intermediate resolution is specified in the settings of the second pass and it should be for the first one. This is correct for the programmer, but completely confusing for the average user, because logically this setting should be in the first pass window. See how, for example, the moment with adding and using filters is implemented in the old free program (which is already about 20 years old).
Everything is logical and understandable there, you can add any standard or external filter from another manufacturer in any order, move it to the beginning or middle as you wish, temporarily enable or disable the option during configuration and immediately see the result in the second window. I would like TOPAZ to make it possible for users to connect various filters in such a standard version for users, and not have a rigid binding to the sequence as it is now. In fact, TOPAZ is now slowly approaching the standards for video software interfaces that have been used for decades for video editing.
In addition, being able to use FFMPEG filters, and add them like in this old program, the possibilities of TVAI would be endless!
It is possible to make a modular design of filters consisting of models and FFMPEG filters, consisting of technical sets of FFPEG commands for TVAI, which could be added and edited independently or exchanged with users with new options. For example, a file (deinterlacing.tvf) with content similar to the one suggested by the user:: 20rushtonj Alaska
Make a filter section where filters would be taken from a folder in the program, and through the content list they could be substituted before any of the models or after and add all this in a different sequence and number. At the moment, there are only two models with a rigid binding to the program settings.
At the moment, in the description of FFMPEG filters, there are about a hundred examples and video processing capabilities, including all types of deinterlacing, interpolation, working with frames and sizes, as well as color correction, including colorization of black and white images… This is a huge database of filters that will replenish and improve constantly. Together with TVAI models, this would be simply an indispensable tool for video processing.
Description of filters and commands is located in the folder with the program: C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs LLC\Topaz Video AI\share\doc\ffmpeg (ffmpeg-filters.html)