It is possible to automate video processing with Topaz Video Enhancer AI on your farm/workstation with Royal Render.
You can batch process as many video files as you like, each video is submitted as a single job.
Limitations / Known issues
You have to use version 2.3.
August 5, 2021:
Topaz has decided to remove the commandline interface in version 2.4.
A part of this decision might have been the issues reported by us (a month ago) and other customers.
Topaz states: "We’ll be rewriting it soon in a way that’ll allow it to be more fully-functioning and less error prone".
An other part of the decision has been that they assume it is not used very often: "since the number of users using it doesn’t justify maintaining it in its current form".
So if you use the a version other than 2.3, please send them a request to increase the priority for the new commandline interface.
Limitations of Video Enhancer AI
Note: This information applies to version 2.3 of the Video Enhancer AI.
There are currently some bugs in and limitations with Video Enhancer AI:
- No error messages
Due to a bug in Video Enhancer AI, it is not possible to capture their error messages.
If something went wrong, you do not see any error message in the render log file in rrControl.
- No process success verification
Video Enhancer AI does not return a exit code if there was an error.
In combination with the above bug it is not possible for RR to detect if the execution was succesful or not.
- Not the right video output name shown
If you want to export to a video file, then the output commandline flag of Video Enhancer does not work.
Therefore the output shown in rrControl is wrong.
- Error message to ignore
Video Enhancer AI reports this error:
StdErr: <FileAppender::FileAppender> File name is empty. The appender will do nothing
This error has no impact if the process was successfully or not.
Please ignore this error message.
- Not the latest version of the processing method.
Each Video Enhancer AI version includes new versions of the processing method.
It is not possible to specify a method without version.
Therefore you might have to edit the submission script to use the latest version of the processing method.
Limitations of our implementation
The first version of our implemantation is a scripted plugin.
This first version has some limitations.
- It supports video files as source only.
- We provide a small list of upscaling methods (most used ones).
- Please start the rrSubmitter.
- Run "Topaz Video Enhancer AI" via the menu Scripted Jobs.
- Either choose a video file or a folder with video files.
- Choose your processing settings
- Create the job(s)
- Submit the jobs