Video Enhancer

Video Enhancer 1.9.9.002

Improve the quality or the size of your videos

Video Enhancer can be very useful to improve the quality of your videos or increase the size of them, maintaining the same output performance. View full description

PROS

  • Clearer images
  • Video 'upsize' without losing quality
  • Post production effects

CONS

  • Filter preview not available
  • Wizard doesn’t work

Not bad
5

Video Enhancer can be very useful to improve the quality of your videos or increase the size of them, maintaining the same output performance.

It works on noise disturbances, block artefacts, interlaced images and of course color, contrast and brightness.

When launching the wizard for the first time, a message tells you that to de-noise, de-interlace and perform other processing, you need to download VirtualBub Filter Pack.

One could wonder why they didn't include these filters in their setup if they are necessary. Eventually, after doing that, you can use the wizard to improve videos.

Firstly the application asks you whether the video is interlaced or not and it shows you two images as examples to choose between, so it's very easy to select the option which better suits your case.

It continues by asking about the presence of blocking artefacts, usually caused by strong compression. A query about the noise follows. Ending, you can decide to resize your video, 'upsizing' it if you want maintaining a good quality.

We encountered a problem with the wizard tool, because at the end of the process it froze without saving any settings. It said it would have created a list of filters in the advanced menu to apply to the video but it didn’t.

Also when we pressed next, nothing happened, so we just closed it and manually selected the filters in the advanced mode menu.

It takes a bit of practice to understand which are the right filters to use and when the input video quality is really poor, the improvements are not so visible.

Pay attention when you want to create different versions of your video to rename the files, otherwise the application will overwrite them each time.

An interesting and potentially very useful application but there are a few bugs to fix and selecting filters is quite an advanced task.

Video Enhancer can convert your video to any resolution with superb quality. Super Resolution is a technique of increasing images or video resolution.

For each processed frame it uses information not only from this frame but also from other frames. If picture in your video doesn't change too fast, then information from several frames can be added to create a picture of a bigger size.

User reviews about Video Enhancer

  • jogazalubru.enot.5

    by jogazalubru.enot.5

    "Big time waster"

    After numerous attempts to enhance videos that have not produced an output file in the designated folder I'm giving up a... More.

    reviewed on December 20, 2013