I just tried my first improvement in video AI 4.
When I tested a 2s or a 1s Preview, it gives me after maybe one minute an improved result, that’s fine.
However, I tried to export the complete video (approx. 4mn) and after 17 hours, it still hasn’t finished, and is actually at only 35%, that’s quite unusable, and completly slows down my computer during this time.
In the preferences, I selected my graphic card for AI processor, Max memory 75%, Max processes 1
Temp folder is by default on my internal hard drive in /private/var/folders/…
and Model Folder in the application package.
Output 3840x2160@50FPS H265
with stabilization Full-Frame
Frame interpolation Apollo
Enhancement AI model Iris - Face / LQ-MQ
I am on an iMac 27" retina 5k late 2015 with a 4Ghz quad core intel i7
32 GHz DDR3 RAM
AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4Go graphic card
3TB Fusion drive internal hard disk (hybrid with 128G SSD)
I hope you could help to improve performances to something more usable…
It’s not poor performance due to software it’s your very low spec computer and what you are expecting it to do.
Run the benchmark and post what speeds you are getting.
@jambodisc I would like to give it a try if you send me a link to the original file.
Hello, I will run the benchmark as the process for this video will be finished, maybe tomorrow…
I plane to change my computer probably in 2024, I am waiting for a Mac Studio with M3 processor
Get a Mac mini M2/3 if you want to stay with Apple and not spend too much.
Processing will be a magnitude faster AND you’ll likely have no sluggishness while the encoding runs.
Maybe go for a „Pro“ config, but ATM there’s no real need going to spend extreme amounts on those ultra CPUs as Topaz does not really scale well with the additional cores.
It seems I cannot attach a video file, probably because it is too big. (382Mo) However, you can download it from my youtube channel : I tried with my song “Un soir de blues” : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCpVHoItp3g&list=PLaLdO7h4YaTE9byVGHq_AD9WvzNQwWOT3&index=12
I’m running that clip on my machine and it will take about 50 minutes
Okay, it is processing according to the settings you mentioned with 6,4 fps. It will take 35 minutes to complete.
you’re getting 1.5fps more than me
I cannot dl from YouTube but a similar setting - 5 mins 1080p video upscaled to 4K 50fps with stabilization - takes about 2:30 (h:min) here on a MacBook Pro with M1 Pro 10c/16c.
Hi, thank you for your comparative tests. It seems it becomes urgent for me to change my computer…
On my side, it continues computing at 0.2 fps… that’s crazy…
On which computer did you this test ?
Intel Core i9 13900K CPU, RTX 4090 GPU, 32 GB DDR5 RAM 6000 Mhz.
Mine is a ASUS ProArt X570 Creator, AMD 5950X, RTX 4070, 64GB 16 CAS 3600mhz.
CPU is undervolted to 1.25v from 1.45 and GPU is undervolted with a 1000mhz memory overclock too but Topaz will always error out so when using VEAI I run stock for now until I find a setting that it’s happy with.
I’d estimate the whole build / upgrade is around £2000, it started as a 3950X with a RTX3070 but the mobo and cpu both failed so the 5950X was a free upgrade.
A word of warning to others here the supplier took 6 months to refund for the mobo at which point the CPU was found to faulty too ( I bought another mobo before the refund) and they then took 6 weeks to refuse my CPU refund as they claimed pins were all bent, what they didn’t know was I had videod the CPU removal and took many other photo’s of it prior to being sent back. They soon backed down when presented with proof and threat of legal action but again delayed the refund as long as they could.
Check your fans sir. Mitt Topaz make my fans go max but other free upscalers I use, gives about half the noise. (and 4 times the length for 2x).
What I don’t really understand is why you’re using stabilisation and 50 fps - since your video is neither very jittery nor fast paced.
You’d be quite a bit faster just upscaling to 4K 25 fps and maybe similarly content with the outcome?
The fans are managed by the system. They are on, but not at their maximum.
You are right, it was just to test what I can expect from video AI. I bought the bundle including both Photo AI2 and video AI4. I began testing Photo AI, and now video AI. This software seems having good possibilities for improvement, I still have to learn all of its possibilities and weaknesses to be optimized. I didn’t expected such slow behavior on my iMac, as I have no problem for video real time editing in multicam, even with several different 4K angles in Final Cut Pro X. For my next tests, I will try on very short videos. However, I have old family movies that I’d like to improve (320k with very bad quality, done approx. 35 years ago) but these videos are about 40mn length… I understand now that I should wait my next computer before trying to improve these videos…
Maybe I could help with your old videos even though on very low video quality sources it won’t do wonders.