Nvidia has turned its AI upscaling technology to a new target: blurry web videos. Announced this week during its presentation at CES 2023, RTX Video Super Resolution is designed to upscale video viewed via Chrome or Edge browsers on a PC to the equivalent of 4K. The catch is that you’ll need a relatively modern Nvidia GPU to take advantage of this feature, with only the latest 30- and 40-series GPUs expected to be supported when it’s released next month.
In practice, a video demonstration of the technology at work on footage from Apex Legends shows that edges are sharper and video artifacts are reduced. Nvidia’s demo shows Super Resolution Video RTX in action on a YouTube video. Powered by powerful NVIDIA RTX technology and supported by the NVIDIA Studio platform for creators, a creative revolution is underway as a wave of 2D artists go 3D, video workflows go real-time, and creative tools’ AI helps artists to create content faster’, writes GERARDO DELGADO, Gerardo Delgado, Senior Product Manager at NVIDIA.
NVIDIA Studio is a platform for content creators that powers 110 creative apps with RTX GPUs, provides long-term stability with NVIDIA Studio drivers, and includes a powerful suite of Studio apps – Omniverse, Canvas, Broadcast, and RTX Remix.
Creators can access all of this with any RTX GPU, including the new 40-series notebooks and GeForce RTX 4070 Ti graphics cards, powered by the ultra-efficient Ada Lovelace GPU architecture introduced today at CES.
The heart of the Studio platform is built on NVIDIA Omniverse, a platform where creators can connect their 3D applications and collaborate in real time. Omniverse expands with enhancements to Blender, a new suite of experimental generative AI tools for 3D artists, and thousands of new free universal scene description assets available in the Omniverse Create Content Browser.
Built on Omniverse, NVIDIA RTX Remix is a free modding platform to quickly create mods for classic games with full ray tracing, enhanced materials, DLSS 3 and NVIDIA Reflex. NVIDIA enabled two great community modders to bring RTX to Portal’s most famous mod, Portal Prelude, preserving the timeless gameplay while relighting it with full ray tracing.
The RTX Video Super Resolution feature uses AI to improve the quality of any video viewed in a browser by removing compression artifacts and increasing video resolution. This improves video sharpness and clarity and allows online content to be viewed in its native resolution on high-resolution displays. RTX Video Super Resolution will be available in February for Chrome and Edge browsers.
GeForce RTX GPUs dramatically accelerate 3D, video and broadcast workflows along with a host of AI tools with dedicated hardware for ray-tracing, AI and video encoding. The new notebooks with GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs use the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture – with support for DLSS 3, AV1 and more – and fifth generation Max-Q technologies for maximum performance and efficiency.
These new laptops take a leap forward in performance over the last generation and a massive increase in efficiency that allows OEMs to include more powerful GPUs in thinner, more portable systems. NVIDIA Studio laptops are built for creators with the right mix of hardware for creative workflows, color-accurate displays, and pre-installed Studio drivers and software.
The Razer Blade notebook boasts an upgrade from the RTX 40 series with a GeForce RTX 4090 notebook GPU. The 16-inch, HDR-capable, dual-mode mini-LED display boasts a maximum brightness of 1000 nits, which pairs perfectly with a Creator mode that enables native ultra-high definition + 120Hz resolution.
MSI’s Stealth series launches with a wide range of Studio options. With 14-inch to 17-inch models and up to GeForce RTX 4090 notebook GPUs, creators can choose the laptop that best suits their needs.
Powered by a GeForce RTX 4070 notebook GPU, the ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 introduces a new level of performance for a 14-inch notebook.
The increased efficiency of RTX 40 series notebook GPUs and fifth generation Max-Q technologies deliver high performance in notebooks as thin as 14″ with up to GeForce RTX 4070 notebook GPUs, a new band. An example on this is the ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 OLED, featuring a GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU in an ultra-thin 14-inch design and accompanied by a brand new state-of-the-art NanoEdge Dolby Vision 2.8K 120Hz OLED display.
GeForce RTX 4070 Ti faster than a 3090 Ti
For artists who prefer to create from their desktop, the new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti graphics cards, available from Thursday, January 5, offer incredible performance, up to 15% faster than a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in 3D rendering. Like the RTX 4090 and 4080, the latest RTX 40 series GPU has two AV1 video encoders. When enabled in top video editing and live streaming applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro (via Voukoder plugin), DaVinci Resolve, OBS and Jianying, export time is cut in half with improved video quality.
3D creators experience up to a 70% performance boost over the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti in popular applications such as Autodesk Maya, Blender, Chaos V-Ray, Epic Games Unreal Engine and Unity. All creators can benefit from the new fourth generation of Tensor Cores for AI tools that deliver up to 2x the performance of the previous generation.
Create easily with Studio software
NVIDIA RTX GPUs unlock exclusive creator software: Omniverse, RTX Remix, Canvas and Broadcast. They will all be updated at the beginning of the year. Based on the USD framework, Omniverse allows artists to connect their favorite tools from Adobe, Autodesk, Epic Games, SideFX and many more. Creators can see their scenes come together instantly without having to go through long import or export cycles. Edits are made in real time in connected apps, whether an artist is working in multiple apps simultaneously or collaborating with another artist halfway around the world.
The alpha branch version of Blender, part of a series of Omniverse updates, is now available in the Omniverse Launcher. It allows users to repair geometries, generate automatic UVs, and decimate high-resolution CAD data for more usable polycounts.
Performance updates to Audio2Face, Audio2Gesture and Audio2Emotion – powerful AI tools in Omniverse – enable instant, realistic character animation. Experimental AI Tools ToyBox is now available in the Omniverse Extension Manager. Thousands of new free 3D assets have also been made available for users worldwide to build and create in Omniverse.
RTX Remix, which builds on Omniverse and was used to create the stunning Portal with RTX, is nearing its early access release. Nicolas “NykO18” Grevet – the original creator of Portal: Prelude – uses RTX Remix to remaster his unofficial 2008 prequel to Portal. Grevet is working with modder David “Kralich” Driver-Gomm to modernize assets and make the game easier with a complete and amazing ray tracing. Portal: Prelude RTX will soon be available for free download from mod sites like ModDB and Nexus Mods.
Canvas lets designers paint by material instead of color, using simple brush strokes and AI to quickly conceptualize a beautiful image. Canvas is getting a new 360 image feature that will be available in an upcoming free update for RTX users. It will help artists create panoramic scenes and export them to any 3D application for use as environment maps. Such maps are used to change the ambient lighting of a 3D scene and appear in reflections for added realism.
Later this month, Broadcast is adding a new eye contact feature that changes the position of the subject’s eyes so they appear focused on the camera, as well as a new vignette effect. The update also improves the popular virtual background feature and adds time information for better stability. Virtual background improvements are also in the latest 29.0 release of OBS Studio software, and SDKs will be updated for developers later this week.
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