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**Enhancing Video Quality with AI-Powered NVIDIA RTX Video HDR Transformation**

RTX Video HDR — first announced at CES — is now available for download through the January Studio D…

Editor’s note: This post is part of our weekly In the NVIDIA Studio series, which highlights featured artists, provides creative tips and tricks, and showcases how NVIDIA Studio technology enhances creative workflows. We are also exploring the latest GeForce RTX 40 Series GPU features, technologies, and resources that significantly boost content creation.

The RTX Video HDR, initially revealed at CES, is now accessible for download via the January Studio Driver. This technology leverages AI to convert standard dynamic range video content playing on web browsers into stunning high dynamic range (HDR) visuals on HDR10 displays.

For PC game modders, the NVIDIA RTX Remix open beta introduces a robust set of tools. This beta version includes full ray tracing, NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex, modern physically based rendering assets, and generative AI texture tools, empowering modders to enhance game graphics more efficiently.

The latest offering, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER, is now available from custom board partners in both stock-clocked and factory-overclocked configurations. Unlock your creative potential with the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER, part of the 40 SUPER Series unveiled at CES. This GPU boasts more CUDA cores than the RTX 4070, an expanded 16GB frame buffer, and a 256-bit bus—ideal for video editing, rendering large 3D scenes, and achieving up to 1.6x faster performance than the RTX 3070 Ti, especially with DLSS 3 in graphics-intensive games.

Featured this week is In the NVIDIA Studio technical artist Vishal Ranga, showcasing his vivid 3D scene Disowned, powered by NVIDIA RTX and Unreal Engine featuring DLSS.

RTX Video HDR: Enhancing Visuals

By harnessing the Tensor Cores on GeForce RTX GPUs, RTX Video HDR empowers gamers and creators to maximize the capabilities of their HDR panels, showcasing vibrant colors and preserving intricate details often lost due to video compression. Combining RTX Video HDR with RTX Video Super Resolution produces exceptionally clear livestreamed videos, enhancing the viewing experience on Chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

To activate RTX Video HDR:

  1. Download and install the January Studio Driver.
  2. Ensure Windows HDR features are activated by navigating to System > Display > HDR.
  3. Access the NVIDIA Control Panel, proceed to Adjust video image settings > RTX Video Enhancement, and enable HDR.

Experience the automatic conversion of standard dynamic range videos into HDR, presenting significantly enhanced details and sharpness.

RTX Video HDR stands out among the RTX-powered applications that elevate everyday PC usage, productivity, content creation, and gaming experiences. NVIDIA Broadcast enhances microphones and cameras, NVIDIA Canvas transforms brushstrokes into realistic landscapes, and NVIDIA Omniverse seamlessly integrates 3D applications and creative workflows. Discover exclusive Studio tools, including the industry-leading NVIDIA Studio Drivers—complimentary for RTX graphics card owners—supporting the latest creative software updates, AI-driven features, and more.

To utilize RTX Video HDR, an RTX GPU must be connected to an HDR10-compatible monitor or TV. For additional details, refer to the RTX Video FAQ.

Introducing RTX Remix Open Beta: Unleashing Creativity

Now available, the RTX Remix open beta, built on NVIDIA Omniverse, provides modders with tools to capture game assets effortlessly, enhance materials using generative AI tools, reimagine assets through Omniverse-connected applications and Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD), and swiftly create impressive RTX remasters of classic games featuring full ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS technology.

RTX Remix has already delivered remarkable remasters such as Portal with RTX and the community-created Portal: Prelude RTX. Orbifold Studios is utilizing this technology to develop Half-Life 2 RTX: An RTX Remix Project, a community remaster of one of the highest-rated games of all time. Explore the gameplay trailer showcasing Orbifold Studios’ latest updates to Ravenholm.

Learn more about the RTX Remix open beta and sign up for access.

Elevate Your Craft with RTX

Drawing on a decade of experience in the gaming industry, Vishal Ranga, specializing in level design, shares his journey.

“I’ve been passionate about playing video games since my early days, which eventually led me to game design,” he expressed. “After a few years, I found my niche in technical artistry.”

Ranga’s captivating scene Disowned emerged from experimenting with Unreal Engine’s new ray-traced global illumination lighting capabilities. Skipping the traditional concepting phase, the entire project was conceived from Ranga’s imagination.

Implementing the water shader and setting up the lighting early on helped establish the scene’s mood. Ranga revamped existing assets and sourced new ones from the Unreal Engine store. For elements he couldn’t find, like fishing nets and custom flags, he crafted them from scratch.

“I opted for a GeForce RTX GPU to leverage ray-traced dynamic global illumination, providing natural, more realistic light interactions,” shared Vishal Ranga.

Ranga’s GeForce RTX graphics card enabled RTX-accelerated rendering for high-fidelity, interactive visualization of 3D designs during virtual production.

Delving into shader work, Ranga integrated moss and muck into models of wood, nets, and flags. He also developed a volumetric local fog shader to enhance the assets as they traversed through the fog, adding depth to the scene.

Ranga meticulously refined every aspect. Initially applying a water shader to enhance reflections, surface moss, and subtle waves, he fine-tuned global illumination, reflection effects, and post-processing settings.

Leveraging Unreal Engine’s internal high-resolution screenshot feature and sequencer, Ranga captured renders by increasing the screen resolution to 200%, resulting in sharper details.

Throughout the process, DLSS streamlined Ranga’s creative workflow, facilitating smooth scene navigation while upholding impeccable visual quality.

Upon completing adjustments, Ranga swiftly exported the final scene, thanks to his RTX GPU.

Ranga encourages aspiring artists intrigued by the latest creative advancements to “hone your skills and prioritize the fundamentals.”

“Invest time in practice and embrace the highs and lows of the creative journey,” he advised. “And remember to prioritize your well-being to unleash your full potential.”

Explore Ranga’s portfolio on ArtStation.

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