What is Nero AI video upscaling and how to turn on/off it?

Even people who are not so interested in watching movies may agree that watching videos in high resolution (such as Full HD, 4K) is a wonderful experience. With 4K monitors and TVs becoming more and more popular, are you still satisfied with watching blurry SD videos on 4K monitors or TVs?

What is traditional video upscaling?
Traditional upscaling or resize is the easiest way to stretch a lower resolution video onto a larger displayer. The pixels in the lower resolution image are simply repeated and averaged to fill all the pixels of the higher resolution display. The result is that the video fits a 4K monitor, but it usually looks blurry.

What is Nero AI video upscaling?
Nero AI video upscaling predicts high-resolution videos through an AI model and produces incredible clarity and enhanced details that cannot be reproduced by traditional upscaling, such as sharper edges, more realistic hair, and the landscapes with striking clarity.

Before and after: Nero MediaHome playback with Nero AI video upscaling

 

The result video that converted by traditional video upscaling and Nero AI video upscaling

What You’ll Need

  • Nero Platinum or Nero Platinum 2022 installed. 

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  • Nero Platinum supports Nero AI video upscaling up from V24.x and higher.
  • Please attach your monitor to the higher performance graphic card, if your PC has dual graphic cards.
  • Windows 10 or higher 64-bit operating system is recommended.

Enjoy a better performance with enabled hardware-accelerated AI enhancement

We recommend using at least a Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390 graphics cards for hardware accelerated video AI upscaling of SD source files. If you would like to do video AI upscaling of HD source files, we recommended using at least a Nvidia GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX 5600 graphics cards.

 

How to turn on/off Nero AI video upscaling?
In Nero Platinum V24.x and higher versions, you can enjoy the improvement of video quality from Nero AI video upscaling during video playback, converting and exporting.

Video Playback – Nero MediaHome
When you are playing video clips, no matter playing from Nero MediaHome Library or in Nero MediaHome Viewer, you will find a “Video Enhancer” icon in the lower right corner. From there you can turn Nero AI video upscaling on or off.

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The real-time video playback of “Nero AI video upscaling” depends on the performance of your graphic card.
We recommend enabling hardware acceleration under Video Playback in Nero MediaHome > Options > Video.

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Export – Nero Video
In Nero Video V24.x or later versions, you will find the option to enable or disable Nero AI upscaling in the export settings under “Configure”. Nero Video will apply Nero AI upscaling to your movie project when the target size is larger than your movie resolution settings.

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There are two levels for the output quality: standard quality and high quality. With the “high quality” level, you will get a better output file, but it needs more time.

Convert – Nero Recode
In Nero Recode V24.x or higher versions, you will find the “Nero AI upscaling” and its AI hardware acceleration options in Output settings.
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There are no special hardware requirements for the conversion in Nero Recode and the export in Nero Video. The general performance depends on the system performance. But the hardware limitation will not affect the output quality. We recommend running Nero AI upscaling on Windows 10 or higher 64-bit operating systems.

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How to enable “HDR compatible mode” to watch videos in Nero MediaHome?

Everyone is talking about 4K or 8K, but HDR is actually a greater improvement in visual quality. HDR means more detailed images, better color, and highlights that really pop.

Nero Platinum supports now the playback of HDR videos in Nero MediaHome. Nero’s HDR technology allows you to enjoy near-HDR image quality even on non-HDR displays!

Learn here how to ensure that your HDR videos and movie can be played.

What You’ll Need

Every link in the chain – from your Windows system to the graphic card, to the source video file – has to be HDR-capable. That means you need:

  • Windows 10 64bit system, with Nero Platinum or Nero Platinum 2021 installed

Nero Platinum supports HDR playback for 23.x and higher versions. You can get the latest version from:

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  • A HDR-capable Graphic card or chip

That means Nvidia GTX 1060 or better, AMD RX470 or better, or Intel HD 620 or later.  Note that these are the bare minimums, and higher-end cards will be able to have better performance.

  • HDR-capable source video file

Not all videos can be played with HDR effect – you can hardly ask a SD quality video to achieve high-definition HDR playback. Basically, HDR playback is only possible for H.265 10bit AVC video or movie files.

If your video file and your system support HDR playback, you will see the ‘HDR’ icon on the Nero MediaHome tool bar:

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Clicking ‘HDR’ icon will turn on/off the HDR playback.

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Enjoy a better performance with HDR hardware playback

With a Nvidia GTX 1060 or better, AMD RX470 or better, or Intel HD 620 or later.  Please activate the ‘Enable hardware acceleration’ option in ‘Nero MediaHome > Options > Video’. The hardware acceleration will be applied after you re-start the playback.

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How to install Nero Receiver on Apple TV?

1. Please start App Store on your Apple TV.
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2. Please search ‘Receiver’.
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3. Install the app and start it. Now DLNA steaming is enabled for your Apple TV.
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4. You will see ‘Nero Receiver’ is listed at your Nero Streaming Player ‘Play to’ device list.
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You can stream from Nero Streaming Player, Nero MediaHome, and any NAS or PC media server applications to your Apple TV now.

Nero MediaHome:
NMH-Receiver Apple TV
Windows Media Player:
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My Smart TV is not detected by Nero MediaHome, what should I do?

1. Please make sure your TV or media player, and your PC are connected in the same WiFi network.

2. Please make sure your Smart TV is compatible with DLNA/uPnP.
You can use DLNA product search to confirm if your TV is a DLNA certified product: https://spirespark.com/dlna/products/. You can search by manufacturer, product type or device classes and capabilities.

3. If your Smart TV is integrated Google Play Store, you also can download and install Nero Receiver on your TV. Nero MediaHome works perfectly with Nero Receiver TV.

How to install Nero Receiver on Smart TV?

4. Restart Nero MediaHome to try again.

5. Hotspot: Find a mobile phone, open personal hotspot, connect your PC and TV to this hotspot, and now try to check if Nero MediaHome can list your TV correctly. If Nero MediaHome is able to play content to TV without any problem with this hotspot, it can basically confirm that there is a problem with your router settings. Please check it.

6. Try Nero stick: Nero Easy Stream FullHD – HDMI Stick: https://www.nero.com/enu/products/nero-easystream/?navid=116134471207
HDMI port need to be available for your TV.

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How to install Nero Receiver on Smart TV?

1. Please start Google Play Store on your Smart TV.
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2. Please search ‘Nero Receiver’.
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3. Install the app and start it.
4. You will see ‘Nero Receiver’ is listed at your Nero Streaming Player ‘Play to’ device list (iOS & Android).
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Now DLNA steaming is enabled for your TV. You can stream from Nero Streaming Player, Nero MediaHome, and any NAS or PC media server applications.

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