Nvidia has finally revealed the official launch date of its RTX Video Super Resolution feature, which was first announced at CES 2023. The tool, which upscales videos to 4K resolution using artificial intelligence, is slated to release in February 2023 for both Chrome as Edge browsers.
RTX Video Super Resolution, as clarified PC gamer, “resolutions greater than 1080p. It will upscale video at a native resolution between 360p and 1440p, and it will work with video up to a frame rate of 144 Hz.” This feature requires an RTX 3000 series or 4000 series GPU to work. You can see how well it works in Nvidia’s video below.
Is this the future of video upscaling?
While 4K video upscaling isn’t new to TV, it’s a new technology for browsers and streaming video. The fact that it’s artificial intelligence doing the actual improvement is both impressive and potentially divisive.
While this AI technology shows us really incredible results as we can see in the demonstration video, AI in general has become a hotbed of problem because of the alleged misuse and copyright infringement issues that result from using it in the arts.
That said, it will be fascinating to see how the RTX Video Super Resolution feature advances and improves, as well as what kind of videos work best with that tool. Hopefully this application of AI won’t meet the same level of controversy in the meantime and we can see its use spreading to other media.