Topaz Video Enhance AI

Getting Started with Video Enhance AI

Video Enhance AI by Topaz Labs is the world’s first AI-based consumer desktop video upscaler.
Upsize multiple videos by up to 600% with an intuitive interface utilizing the power of machine learning for crisp, clean footage at any size.

Importing Videos

Click in the center of the application to open a file dialog window. Select one or more videos, or drag & drop directly into the application.

Your videos will appear in the Video List at the bottom of your screen. With Video Enhance AI, you can work on individual videos, or setup easy batch processes to upscale an entire shoot.


Click the icons above your Video List to add, remove, or completely clear video queue.

A.I. Processing Models

Your first step is to choose your AI Processing Model, in the top right menu. There are three to choose from:

Upsampling(HQ) Select this model if your original input video was high quality, like stock footage or HD footage.

Upsampling(HQ-CG) Select this model if your original input video was high quality CG. This model can handle anti-aliasing better. 

Upsampling(LQ) Select this model if your original input video was low quality, like home footage or SD footage. Can enhance noisy and highly compressed video.

Output Video Settings

Next you’ll adjust your output settings to help get the results you want.


We offer standard video presets, or you can choose your own custom settings.

Preset output options include:

100% (No size change)

When you’re working with a non-standard size video, converting to a standard preset may cause black bars to appear. If you would rather fill the frame, check the box “Crop to fill frame”.

Naming your Output Video

By default, your current video name will be appended with the scale, width, and height of your output. For example, a video with this name:


…will be named:


To change this, uncheck the box “Use default output name” and a dialog window will pop up. Type the name of your video, select the file type, and choose the location and click “Save”.

Previewing Your Output Video

Ready to see how your video will look with your settings? You can preview a short clip of 30 rendered frames to review your output footage.

Select and drag the slider on your video’s timeline and position it where you would like your preview to render. Click the video preview icon at the top right corner to render the clip.

Allow a moment for your clip to process. A split-screen will load with side-by-side displays playing your original clip and the upscaled preview on a loop.

Trimming Your Output Video

When you’re satisfied with your output, the last step is to trim your footage. Rendering only what you need for your output will save you processing time. Here’s how it’s done.


Drag the slider along your timeline to select the starting position of your video, and click the left scissor icon to trim off the beginning of your video.

Next, drag the slider again to the end position of your video, and click the right scissor icon to trim off the end of your video. You’ll notice that the highlighted portion of your timeline is shorter now. This is the selection you will be outputting.


Now you’re ready to render!

Processing Your Video

To render your video, click the last icon above your Video List. The application will display your footage as it renders frame-by-frame until it’s complete.


It’s that easy!

Working With Batch Processing

Want to render many videos at once? No problem! You can load multiple videos into your Video List. Click each video individually to set unique settings for each one, or power through an entire batch using the same settings.

How to Set Defaults for an Entire Batch

To process an entire batch of videos using the exact same output settings, start by loading only your first video into your Video List.

Make your processing adjustments, and then from the top drop-down menus select:

Process > Setting as Default

This setting will create identical outputs for all videos that you load into the queue in this session.

Add your remaining videos into the Video List, and click the button to process the whole batch.. Your videos will render with identical outputs.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is the only AI-powered commercial app specifically designed for video upsampling. Trained on thousands of video clips, the AI uses multiple frames of information to achieve better quality and less motion artifacts. You won’t find better upscaling results anywhere else.

We suggest you run Video Enhance AI on high-end Nvidia or AMD dedicated graphics cards. The minimum requirement is GTX 1050 with 4 GB VRAM or similar. Any graphic card later/better than GTX 1080 (included) will do a fairly fast job.

If you do not have a dedicated Nvidia or AMD graphics card in your device, the software can run on your Intel iGPU. Typically, it will be 5 times slower. If you do not have an Intel iGPU, the software will finally fall back to your CPU, which can be 10 times slower than processing on a dedicated GPU.

We are working on it. But since Macs typically do not have Nvidia GPUs, Video Enhance AI will run on iGPU/CPU. As mentioned, it will be slower.
Sure you can! You can load in several videos simultaneously into Video Enhance AI. All of them can be assigned with different settings including output size, upsample scale, output format, model utilized and etc. Then with a single click on the process button, they will all be processed in sequence.
We have a cloud service that can help you to upscale your videos online. Please check https://videoai.topazlabs.com/ for more details!
We tested mainly on Nvidia GTX 1080. For a video from HD to 8K, it typically takes 4-5 seconds for each frame. If you upscale a video from SD to HD, it will take about 0.5 seconds for each frame.
Now we support up to 8K video output. Any size larger than 8K will cause a failure. But you can set the output format as a sequence of images (png/tif/tiff) which can support nearly any size.
Not directly. If your video is interlaced, please deinterlace it first before using Video Enhance AI to upscaling it. We are working on a deinterlacer AI at this moment, stay tuned.
Yes and No. The program itself only uses one GPU. However, you can open multiple windows and assign different Nvidia GPUs in the settings. Then different procedures will take different GPUs to do the processing.
Yes. You can put a sequence of images of the same name format into one folder then load in any ONE of the images into Video Enhance AI. Please make sure that the name of the images should end with several sequential number digits. An example: MyFrames000000.png, MyFrames000001.png, MyFrames000002.png, …
In fact, it is normal. The GPU utilization in task manager is not precise. If you want to track the actual GPU usage, please try Nvidia-smi. And meanwhile, we are tweaking the engine to utilize your GPUs in a more efficient way as well.
We currently only output the video stream and strip out audio information. You can re-add your audio in post-production. And meanwhile, we are working on this and the audio will be in later versions.
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