Nvidia has introduced a groundbreaking AI-driven tool, ‘RTX Video HDR,’ designed to seamlessly convert Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) videos in web browsers into High Dynamic Range (HDR). This innovative feature is part of Nvidia’s latest 551.23 Game Ready Driver update, compatible with all GeForce RTX GPUs. To unlock the full potential of RTX Video HDR, users will need an HDR10-compatible monitor and Windows HDR activation.
The capability of RTX Video HDR lies in harnessing the Tensor Cores within GeForce RTX GPUs. Nvidia’s Tensor Cores play a pivotal role in preserving intricate details often lost due to video compression, allowing gamers and creators to maximize their HDR panels’ vivid and dynamic color display. The feature is accessible through the Nvidia Control Panel under ‘Video’ and ‘Adjust video image settings,’ where users can activate ‘Super Resolution’ and ‘High Dynamic Range’ under ‘RTX video enhancement.’
The tool serves as a valuable asset for users relying on HDR monitors for online video content consumption, automatically converting all SDR content for an enhanced viewing experience. Leveraging Nvidia’s AI technology, RTX Video HDR joins the ranks of other AI-powered features in RTX GPUs, including DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) and RTX Video Super Resolution. DLSS optimizes gaming performance by rendering games at lower resolutions and upscaling them to higher resolutions like 4K, while RTX Video Super Resolution employs AI to upscale low-resolution videos on browsers like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge to 4K.
This announcement coincides with Nvidia’s recent CES reveal of the RTX 4070 Ti Super, extending its line of RTX GPUs. The RTX 4070 Super, launched on January 17th, will be followed by the RTX 4080 Super on January 31st, showcasing Nvidia’s commitment to pushing technological boundaries in the realm of graphics processing. You would note that we reported recently that a number of Chinese companies have been repurposing Nvidia chips for AI
Source: The Verge