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SuperResolution plugin
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Infognition SuperResolution plugin for Adobe After Effects (CS5 - CC2015) and Premiere Pro allows to integrate SD footage shot at lower quality into higher definition projects (e.g. convert SD video into HD or HD to 4K). Super-resolution method used for video upscaling actively employs motion estimation and high frequency image data fusion, producing a clear and sharp result. Infognition SuperResolution is capable of upscaling videos to any desired resolution, instead of offering a limited choice from a list of preset options. The plugin uses the same super-resolution engine as Video Enhancer and our plugins for VirtualDub and AviSynth.

How it works

The plugin obtains information from a number of neighbor frames to upsize each current frame. The algorithm analyzes and accumulates information, thus the more sequential frames are processed while upscaling, the higher quality you finally get. When first applied to a layer, Infognition SuperResolution takes just a few frames preceding the current one.

Here are some examples of 4x upsizing with Super Resolution:

Original Original zoomed 4x Uprezzed with SR

For more flexibility, video can be processed in 2 quality modes: High speed SR and High quality SR. These modes differ in speed and resulting quality. The best quality is obtained in High quality SR. You'll see them work only when "Resolution / Down Sample Factor" is set to "Full". In other modes (used for quick rendering in low resolution) the plugin will use simpler intra-frame rescaling method.

Where it works

Current version of Infognition Super Resolution plugin was tested in After Effects CS5 and CC2015 as well as Premier Pro CC2015, and should work in other Win64 versions of After Effects and Premiere Pro. Warning: this upsize method works only with progressive video. To apply the plugin to interlaced video, you should either deinterlace it or separate fields and recombine them back after upscaling.

Instructions for After Effects

Instructions for Premiere Pro

Quality comparison

Infognition's super-resolution technology (used also in Video Enhancer) has been compared with several alternative video upsizing methods and solutions. You can see the comparison here.

Registered and Unregistered versions

Infognition SuperResolution plugin is a try-before-you-buy software. You can download and test it free of charge as long as you want. While unregistered, the plugin will add a watermark (diagonal lines) over the result video. You can disable this watermark by purchasing a license and entering your registration code.

News

August 11, 2016 Version 2.2. Fixed confusion with layer and clip sizes in Premiere Pro. Now it's really simple to use in Premiere Pro as well as After Effects. Also, published step-by-step tutorials for both hosts.

December 2, 2015 Version 2.1 released. Fixed some bugs that could cause crashes.