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  • Topaz Video AI 4.2 as plugin for Resolve

    Posted by Rob Ainscough on February 23, 2024 at 6:22 pm

    I use Topaz Video AI on several 1080 or lower resolution projects and/or heavy grain/color/noise projects and it’s incredibly effective.

    Today I got an email that indicates Topaz now have a plugin for Resolve which helps improve my workflow efficiency.

    And yes I was very doubtful about any upscaling or denoise tools in the past … I mean how can you create what is not there or remove detail and yet still keep detail … but Topaz Video AI does deliver the goods on lower quality footage.

    Michael Gissing replied 1 month, 1 week ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    February 23, 2024 at 11:03 pm

    Hey Rob,

    I am very excited about this.

    Being able to process Topaz inside Davinci is going to hopefully save a lot of time + keep the source footage in its native format. Without doing the external processing first, before editing.


  • Michael Gissing

    February 23, 2024 at 11:41 pm

    Almost every time I have used Topaz , I have wanted to be able to do it inside Resolve so this is very welcome.

  • Glenn Sakatch

    February 24, 2024 at 3:47 pm

    I do wonder what the time cost will be however. Some of those Topaz outputs take some serious time and horsepower.

    i have it setup on a second system, and it can feel free to chug away for hours if needed while i’m doing other shots.

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    February 24, 2024 at 7:43 pm

    Hey Glenn,

    Agreed, you may regret using the main machine for both processing and editing.

    But that does depend on your workflow.
    The big difference, I hope, it that you are not generating new (multiple) clips, but instead only process the (part of) clips that needs processing.
    And, that way you can easily within your DaVinci project identify the original clip.

    Interesting question is when you have to process the whole master, whether you do the edit first. Then process the clean version of that master, before exporting a new master version with graphics, animations, etc added?


  • Michael Gissing

    February 27, 2024 at 12:26 am

    It’s the ability to just process and render the edited part of a long file that appeals. So often I would think that Topaz might be useful for stabilising for example but the effort of selecting and rendering from Resolve, import to Topaz, process, render, import to Resolve etc etc. To be able to just try things on just the bit you need is so much more useful. Especially when you decide you just need another couple of frames extension on a shot after seeing the processed shot

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