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30 December 2013
Version 1.9.9 released. Super Resolution got 1.5 - 3 times faster with slightly higher quality. New way of handling codecs. One more translation: Chinese.

21 September 2013
Some news about new versions coming soon posted here.

8 September 2012
Update to 1.9.8.2. Fixed bugs with progress window and video showing. Slightly faster work. Added Serbian language.

2 June 2012
Version 1.9.8 released. Resizable preview and other improvements. One more language added: Indonesian.

12 January 2012
Bugfix update to 1.9.7.2. More stable work with plugins.

06 January 2012
Bugfix update to 1.9.7.1. Wizard mode was broken in 1.9.7, now fixed.

03 January 2012
Version 1.9.7 released. Filters selection and installation made easy. Better frame rate handling. Codec recommendation and bitrate calculation.

31 May 2011
Fixed bug causing crashes with big frames in low memory conditions.

December 2010 - May 2011
Added Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, Dutch and Swedish translations.

08 December 2010
New video resizing tools comparison published, Video Enhancer proved its best quality among 17 different tools and resizing methods.

24 November 2010
Version 1.9.6 released. Improved Super Resolution engine: 1.5-2.2 times faster, higher quality. Interface in 7 languages.

17 September 2010
Version 1.9.5 released. Better compatibility with different decoders, no more artifacts from colorspace conversion, automatic checks for updates.

11 September 2010
Update with some bugfixes and improvements.

02 September 2010
Version 1.9.4. Up to twice faster, slightly higher quality, no more conflicts with nVidia drivers in Win7 and Vista, saving and loading projects, localizations support. Details...

11 December 2009
Filters database updated. Now 226 VirtualDub filters supported.

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Video Enhancer
          Infognition Video Enhancer allows you to:
  1. Increase resolution of your video with video Super Resolution technique, where each frame is upsized using information from a number of neighbor frames to extract maximum details for outstanding results. All the other resize algorithms use information from one current frame only. Now you can convert low res standard definition (SD) video to high definition (HD) quality!
  2. Use more than 220 VirtualDub filters for powerful and flexible video editing: deinterlacing, denoising, deblocking, color correction, stabilizing, sharpening, visual effects etc. On multiprocessor systems, dual core or hyperthreading CPUs, Video Enhancer performs much faster than VirtualDub because all filters, decoders and coders work in separate threads, simultaneously.
  3. Open any video which can be played in your system and re-compress it with any video codec (DirectShow, DMO and Video for Windows) installed in your system.
With Video Enhancer you can perform all these tasks together or just some of them.

User interface in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese (euro and Brazilian), Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Greek, Indonesian, Serbian, Turkish and Chinese.

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Filters (plugins):

See full list of 225 filters working in Video Enhancer.

1. Video Super Resolution

Video Enhancer can upscale digital videos to any resolution with superb quality: be it 480p to 720p, 720p to 1080p, 480p to 1080p or anything else. Super Resolution is a method to upscale video and images, i.e. increase resolution of a video or picture (terms "upsize", "up-convert" and "uprez" are also widely used). To upsize each frame, information from this very frame and from a number of neighbor frames is effectively used. If picture in your video is not changing too fast, then information from several frames is added to create a larger and more detailed picture. No algorithm of ordinary image resize/resample is capable of providing this quality just because of the lack of information in one frame. Here you can find examples of Super Resolution technology in action:

Original video (zoomed 4x, actual size is 4 times smaller!):

After Video Enhancer:

Original video (zoomed 4x):

After Video Enhancer:

We performed extensive testing of different upscaling options. The result is a comparison of Infognition's technology with other resizing methods, including vReveal by MotionDSP, Instant HD by Red Giant, Boris FX Uprez, Genuine Fractals etc. Sample videos used in comparison are available for download and sceptics are welcome to check our results.

To ensure the above pictures are real, you can download the test video clip (2.9 MB), upsize it 4 times in Video Enhancer and see it for youtself. The clip is compressed with Lagarith Lossless Video Codec.

Our super resolution video upscaling technology is also available as a VirtualDub plugin.

2. Two hundred filters for video editing

You might be familiar with VirtualDub - a powerful video editing application. What makes it so powerful is a vast collection of video and audio filters. Over two hundred filters for VirtualDub provide limitless possibilities: use Subtitler filter to subtitle videos, logoaway filter to remove annoying logos, deshaker to stabilize shaky video, denoise for noise reduction, or cartoonizer to make a movie look like cartoon. You can crop and rotate a video scene, deinterlace, adjust brightness or correct video with frame luminance variations using deflicker. A disadvantage, however, is that VirtualDub reads AVI files only and works with Video for Windows codecs only.

Video Enhancer allows you to use most of the VirtualDub filters (90% now) combining with power to open any video file (AVI, WMV, MPEG, RM, MOV - see documentation for details) and use any video codec either Video for Windows or DirectShow.

Unlike VirtualDub, in Video Enhancer all filters, coders and decoders work simultaneously in separate threads (model known as multithreading). For example, if you process a video with two filters, then at the time coder compresses the first frame second filter is already processing second frame, first filter is processing third frame and decoder decompresses fourth frame. Simple test with processing DV video with 3 filters and compressing it with XviD showed 1.9 times higher speed than VirtualDub on Dual Core AMD Opteron.

Here is a list of VirtualDub filters that proved to work well with Video Enhancer. Choose any filters from that list, download them, unpack and put *.vdf files to "plugins" directory in the Video Enhancer folder. If you have VirtualDub installed, then Video Enhancer will find installed filters automatically.

In Video Enhancer you can create chains with any number of VirtualDub and Super Resolution filters. It means you can filter your video before resizing, after resizing, between or even instead. ;)

3. Convert your video

After you've decided what to do with your video, you can choose any video codec to compress your output video to reduce the output file size. Video Enhancer lets you use not only VfW codecs (like VirtualDub) but also DirectShow and DMO ones, i.e. any video codecs.

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