Since the first version 3 of TVEAI that the only H264/H265 encoders available are Hardware encoders from Nvidia and Intel and at least the Nvidia encoder doesn’t have Crf encoding like @ForSerious correctly mention before… don’t know about Intel.
The only think you can do now is to output to a lossless encoder like ProRes 422 HQ and than encode the final result using Staxrip or Hybrid.
Okay. Is there a way to install the older version before the change so that i can continue posting quality? Please understand that for social media crf is very important. Highly appreciate a link please
my solution to overcome this challenge is very simple.
I export my videos (in TVAI) at x264 180/Mbps (you can use ProRes HQ if you wish),to get the closest to lossless. then handbrake it to x265 with desired CRF. It does a remarkable job and only few clicks.
For those who really want CRF or lossless encoding “directly” from TVAI, one solution is to use the CLI with modifications to pipe the “raw” output to a different ffmpeg (not from Topaz) which was built with libx264 or libx265. I’ve tried this as a test and can confirm it works successfully. Here is a link to my response in that regard to lossless (but the example applies to CRF or QP in general):