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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Do Nero Video and Nero Recode support exporting AVC 2K files?

Available Products: Nero Platinum Suite, Nero Platinum Suite 2021, Nero Video 2021, Nero Recode 2021

 

The answer is “Yes”.

 

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In the new generation of Nero Video, we added 4 AVC 2K resolution support into the profile “AVC Ultra HD (4K)”. Select 2K resolution to export AVC 2K files.

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Nero Recode

In the new generation of Nero Recode, in the profile “AVC Ultra HD (4K)” you can also find 4 AVC 2K resolutions. Select 2K resolution to export AVC 2K files.

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How can I covert and export AVC 4K Video in Nero Recode?

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In addition to more profiles for Tablets, Smartphones and Home Entertainment systems, the 2020 Spring Release also contains 4K video – “AVC Ultra HD (4K)” export support.

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After you add some video files into Nero Recode, select and activate the profile “AVC Ultra HD (4K)” under the category “Video files”. The output file will be AVC Ultra HD (4K). You can also click the button “Edit Settings”, in the pop up profile setting dialog, and select any type of resolution you prefer.

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Click here to try to convert to 4K video files in your Nero Platinum Suite.

 

 

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Does ‘Nero Recode’ support latest device profiles?

‘Nero Recode’ is an easy to use application, which supports transcoding various media source file formats to a variety of target video formats, so that you can playback your trans-coded media files on compatible devices.

A comfortable function in ‘Nero Recode’ is supplying many predefined device profiles in different device categories, so that you can select the proper device profile, and trans-code all the media files for your device, easily.

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Many users always ask us “Has the new ‘Nero Recode’ added device profiles for the latest popular smartphones and tablets?”

The answer is “Yes”. About every half year, ‘Nero Recode’ will update its list of supported device profiles with latest popular smartphone and tablet devices.

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From ‘Nero Recode’ 2019, you do not only benefit from profiles for smartphone and tablet devices, but also have the option to select disc compatible profiles to trans-code to fully video disc compliant files. This is very beneficial if you want to use disc compatible files in your editing or authoring project in ‘Nero Video’. For detailed information on this check Nero KnowHow 00131.

Disc Compatible

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Can I convert video files to be fully compatible to disc formats like DVD or BD?

Starting with Nero 2019, in ‘Nero Recode’ you have the option to select disc compatible profiles to trans-code your files.

This is very beneficial, if you want to use disc compatible files in your editing or authoring project in ‘Nero Video’.

Imagine you want to edit quite a number of 4K source footage files and burn your project to a Blu-ray Disc.  With ‘Nero Recode’ you can improve your ‘Nero Video’ editing and burning speed drastically now, when you just trans-code your files from 4 K to a Blu-ray Disc compatible profile, initially. ‘Nero Video’ is fully ‘SmartEncoding’ enabled, so it will benefit from importing, editing and burning disc compatible files.

Just use ‘Nero Recode’ in the regular way and select the new profile ‘Disc compatible …’.

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Click ‘ok’, and on the home screen click ‘Start encoding’. When the encoding is finished, Nero Recode will show a ‘more’ button. Click it to select between handing over your encoded files to a ‘Nero Video’ editing or a disc authoring project.

‘Nero Video’ will open your project in the disc compatible format that you selected in ‘Nero Recode’, before. This is very convenient.

The same process applies if you select a DVD compatible profile in ‘Nero Recode’.

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