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Microsoft’s video upscaling tech will use AI to improve the clarity of blurry recordings

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Microsoft has released an experimental video enhancement experience for its Edge web browser called “Video Super Resolution” (VSR), which employs machine learning to increase the resolution of low-quality video.

“This can be accomplished by removing blocky compression artefacts and upscaling video resolution so you can enjoy crisp and clear videos on YouTube, and other streaming platforms that play video content without sacrificing bandwidth no matter the original video resolution,” according to the Edge Insiders blogpost.

Video super resolution (VSR) is currently available only when the device has one of the following GPUs: Nvidia RTX 20/30/40 series or AMD RX5700-RX7800 series. This is due to the compute power necessary to clean up and upscale videos.

Furthermore, the video should be played at a quality lower than 720p, the device should be connected to AC power, and the movie’s height and width should be bigger than 192 pixels.

The feature is presently available in the Canary channel for 50% of customers and will be enabled once the aforesaid parameters are met, according to the business.

When the feature is activated, an HD icon will appear in the address bar.

According to the tech giant, they are working on automated Hybrid GPU support for laptops with multiple GPUs.

In the meanwhile, users can experiment with VSR by adjusting Windows settings to force Edge to operate on their discrete GPU.