Before starting the installation, close both Premiere Pro and After Effects. After starting the installer, the installation folder can be selected, the support files will be installed in this folder, by default the Windows program files folder is selected:
Next, the plugin installation folder can be selected, by default the plugin is installed in the detected Adobe plugins folder, this will install the plugin for both Premiere Pro and After Effects. If you want to change the default installation folder, select it by clicking in Browse button:
SuperBitdepth AI is installed, now the plugin appears in Premiere Pro and After Effects in Acrovid folder:
To configure the GPU card options, close Premiere Pro and After Effects, then open the Configuration Manager located in the Windows start menu :
In the configuration manager you can find the plugin options :
Select the GPU card to use from the list of detected cards.Press the button GPU Info to get information about the selected GPU card.
Select GPU card
Select the processing mode, FP32 or FP16.FP16 half float mode is recommended if your GPU card supports it, it uses half GPU memory, and also the processing speed is about 40% faster.
Select processing mode
Configuring SuperBitdepth AI
SuperBitdepth AI include 3 configuration modes:Preset for 8 bit videosThis mode enhances the video bitdepth quality for average 8 bit videos.Preset for 10/12 bit videosThis mode enhances the video bitdepth quality for average 10 and 12-bit videos.Manual modeThe manual mode allows to adapt the filter strength to the video, from adjusting the bitdepth enhancing strength, to removing posterization and banding.
SuperBitdepth AI includes a powerful manual mode.Bitdepth enhance/restore manual modeFor selecting the manual mode, check activate in bitdepth enhance/restore.Now you can configure the filter strength from 1 to 100 and check the results.Auto extra modeThe auto extra mode analyzes the video frame and adds a extra strength to fix posterization and banding.
To use the preset modes, simply activate the “Bitdepth enhance 8 bit” or “Bitdepth enhance 10/12 bit” modes.
SuperBitdepth AI works with SDR and HDR videos.Select SDR to process SDR videos.HDR processing include several modes:•HDR and HLG generic modes•HDR modes with nits limiterIf your video uses for example HDR 1000 nits, it is better to select the HDR 1000 nits mode.Please note that when selecting a mode with nits value, all data over the selected nits will be discarded.
SDR and HDR modes
Tips and tricks
Set the scopes to float mode
It is better to set the scopes to float mode, and also do not clamp the signal, depending on the video, SuperBitdepth AI may generate highlights and shadows over an below clamp ranges.In float mode, you get an accurate representation of how the filter is working.
Set Premiere Pro and After Effects to 32 bit mode
SuperBitdepth AI works in 32 bit to get the maximum quality.It is strongly recommended to work in 32 bit mode in After Effects, and in High Bitdepth mode in Premiere Pro.
It is better to add SuperBitdepth AI as the first video effect, except when using effects for video restoring like denoiser or deblocking, in this case add denoiser or deblocking before SuperBitdepth AI.
Memory usage and processing speed
It is recommended to set the GPU configuration to FP16 if your GPU supports it, the half float mode uses half memory and it is about 40% faster. SuperBitdepth AI uses the same GPU memory for any video, around 900Mb in FP16 mode, regardless of video dimensions, allowing to coexist with other GPU processes.When configuring, After Effects renders only the current frame, but Premiere Pro renders several frames ahead, this behavior may produce a lag when configuring depending on your system hardware.
AI powered bitdepth enhance and posterization/banding removal
Premiere Pro 2023: waveform and parade may change slightly when activate the plugin without any setting active
This may happen in Premiere Pro 2023 with any third party plugins, our beta testers did not reported it to happen with previous Premiere Pro versions , this seems to be a Premiere Pro 2023 issue , please contact Adobe for information about.
When configuring, Premiere Pro is slower than After Effects
When configuring, After Effects renders only the current frame, but Premiere Pro renders several frames ahead, this behavior may produce a lag when configuring depending on your system hardware.
If you experience GPU problems, please update your GPU card drivers to the latest version.
After Effects 2023 multi-frame rendering
After Effects 2023 new feature multi-frame rendering is fully supported, allowing to achieve the maximum performance.
Using the manual mode and the auto extra mode
The manual mode can be used alone or with the auto extra mode activated.For manual bitdepth enhance (For example for 8-bit videos) , use it with the auto extra mode not activated.For bitdepth enhance, lower strength values are usually enough depending on the video source.For bitdepth restoring, use higher strength values.If the video also has slight posterization or banding, possibly it can be removed increasing the regular mode strength, simply increase the strength till the posterization/banding disappears.If the video has medium or strong posterization or banding that cannot be removed using the regular mode, activate the auto extra mode, and increase the extra strength.Depending on the video, when using the auto extra mode, the regular strength does not need to be set at 100 , the auto extra mode strength can be set to a higher or lower value than regular strength.For the common posterization or banding presented on most videos, the hot spot is a strength of 20-70 and also an extra strength of 20-70.
GPU cards compatibility
SuperBitdepth AI uses Vulkan for GPU processing, the open standard supported by Nvidia, AMD and Intel.The Vulkan driver is included in your GPU card drivers, if there is any Vulkan error update your GPU drivers to the latest version.Vulkan is supported by Intel Skylake and higher, AMD GCN 2.0 and higher, and Nvidia Kepler and higher.In this page you can find the GPU cards compatible with Vulkan:https://vulkan.gpuinfo.org/listdevices.php?platform=windows
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