For starters, I can’t post in the “Video Enhance AI Discussion” so maybe someone can move this message there.
I bought Topaz VEAI recently and it’s not been a great experience. I started with 2.6.0 and the 2.6.1 update came out and of course the update failed to install. The download of 2.6.1 also failed to install. I followed the directions in the forums to get 2.6.1 to install cleanly and it still ran into all sorts of weird problems.
Here’s one bug. I tried to start a Gaia HQ upscale and Topaz started creating tons of tiny mp4 files. (I can’t upload pictures because I’m apparently an untrusted user that only paid hundreds of dollars to be here). https://imgur.com/cbXLtUF You can see in the image (I cropped the file name) but it’s created tons of little files. I quit Topaz and restarted it and the next time it didn’t do that.
Another bug. Sometimes none of the buttons work on launch except the browse button. I can browse to a video file select it but then the entire right panel of “AI Model” choices doesn’t respond to mouse clicks.
For now I’ve dealt with the bugs above by uninstalling 2.6.1 and installing 2.6.0.
Lastly, and this one is a deal breaker. I’m getting about 26 hours into a Gaia HQ upscale on a 4K file to 8K and it crashes my computer every time. I’ve done this 3 or 4 times now. I’m at the point where I’m almost ready to return the software. The entire render is estimated at 3 days, but it never makes it that far.
I did switch from the Nvidia Game driver to the Studio driver. I’m on the latest Studio driver which is 472.47. I’ve got a more than capable system:
32GB of RAM
I also have a portable A/C unit with some insulation running on the computer the entire time, That plus the water cooling means my temps are extremely reasonable.
Are there any tricks for figuring out why Topaz is causing my system to Blue Screen? Any settings I should be looking into?