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Increase Video Resolution from 480p, 720p to 1080p, 4K Even 8K without Losing Quality

"Is it possible to increase video resolution when converting previously shot footage?" - John

Are you looking for an efficient way to increase video resolution from SD (480p), 720p to 1080p or 4K, even up to 8K ? If you want to increase video resolution without losing quality, you just come to the right place.

In this article, we will talk about how to use the best video quality enhancer - AVCLabs Video Enhancer AI to improve low resolution videos by upscaling any low resolution videos from 480p, 720p to 1080p or 4K, even up to 8K.

When it comes to video content, high resolution means just that: high quality. Video resolution is the measurement of image clarity and detail. In other words, it’s how detailed and clear the images are in your video files. High resolution video has greater detail and is much larger in size than standard resolution. Read on to learn more about video resolution, pros and cons of various resolutions, and tips for what types of video content should be captured at different resolutions so that you can optimize video resolution without sacrificing quality!

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problem Part 1: What Are the Different Video Resolution Standards

When it comes to digital video, a resolution standard is determined by the number of pixels (small squares of digital information) that are displayed on the width of a computer monitor or a display device. The most common numbers for video resolution are 720p, 1080p, 4K, 8K. But what do these numbers actually mean? Let's see instructions below.

720 resolution (HD)

720p = 1280 x 720 - is usually known as HD or "HD Ready" resolution. It still can be an acceptable resolution for smaller web content.

1080 resolution (full HD)

1080p = 1920 x 1080 - is usually known as FHD or "Full HD" resolution. It has become the industry standard for a crisp HD digital video that doesn’t break your storage space. This is also a common screen resolution for smartphones.

2K resolution or QHD (quad high definition)

The next steps up are QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) or 2K resolution (2048 x 1080 pixels). These formats provide more room for image edits, larger displays and reframing without lost quality.

4K resolution (ultra HD)

3840 x 2160 pixels (4K UHD), or 4096 x 2160 pixels (DCI 4K), is a very large display resolution and it's found on high-end TVs and monitors.

8K resolution

8K = 7680 x 4320 - is known as 8K. It offers 16 times more pixels than the regular 1080p FHD or "Full HD" resolution.

RecommendedPart 2: How to Increase Video Resolution without Losing Quality

As an AI-based video upscaling software and detail-preserving video upscaling tool, AVCLabs Video Enhancer AI is aimed to upscale low-resolution and blurry videos from 480p, 720p to 1080p, 4K, even up to 8k in a smart way. Through the use of powerful algorithms, it increases the video resolution with detail gathered from multiple frames. In addition, it helps users to improve low-res video's quality by fixing grainy video, removing video blur and adjusting video brightness, contrast, and saturation in an ideal balance. No advanced video editing skills are needed.

Video Enhancer AI

  • Enhance the video quality to make them more aesthetically pleasing.
  • Upscale videos from SD to HD, HD to 4K.
  • Sharpen faces from blurry video and enhance facial details.
  • Support denoising and deinterlacing videos as well as cropping videos to fill frame.
  • Support GPU & TensorRT acceleration.
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Upscale Low Resolution Videos from 480p, 720p to 1080p, 4K, 8K Using AVCLabs Video Enhancer AI

Step 1
Install and Launch AVCLabs Video Enhancer AI

Warm reminder: Before increasing low-resolution videos from 480p, 720p to 1080p, 4K, 8K, you can click here to check whether your CPU or GPU is capable of upscaling videos with AI.

Download AVCLabs Video Enhancer AI from the link given above and then simply launch it after it has been installed on your computer.

main interface
Step 2
Import A Low-res Video, Select the AI Model and Set the Output Parameters

Drag and drop a low-resolution or low-quality video to the program, then you need to modify some critical parameters like AI model, output resolution, output format, output path, brightness, contrast, and saturation.

Note: AVCLabs Video Enhancer AI supports the most normal video formats like 3G2, 3GP, AVI, DIVX, FLV, F4V, M2TS, MTS, MOV, MP4, M4V, MKV, etc.

Just choose the AI Enhancement feature under the Feature List from the right panel of the program. And then click the dropdown list of Video-Out to adjust the output size to 200%, 400%, SD, HD, 4K UHD, 4K, and 8K, and set the output frame rate if you want to change it.

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You can also enable the Video Settings to adjust the Brightness , Saturation , Contrast.

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And navigate to the Video Settins part to set the output video format(MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, WEBM), the encoder (H.264, H.265, VP9 Good, VP9 Best, AV1), the bitrate, audio settings, and output path.

set output settings
Step 3
Trim the Output Video

You are allowed to trim the unwanted parts frame by frame to save processing time before increasing the video resolution. At the bottom of the program, you can trim your video to the desired length by dragging the slider bar. Or input the start and end of the frames to set a clipping point accurately.

trim the video
Step 4
Configure the Performance Settings

Click on the menu button button and select the Settings option, a settings dialogue pops up where you can change the Performance Settings.

On the Performance Settings, you can choose the AI Processor to determine what hardware (GPU or CPU) will be used by the application when processing, and Max memory consumption to Lowest, Low, Medium, High, and Highest. Highest is recommended if you close any other programs on your computer.

adjust the performance settings
Step 5
Start Upscaling Video Resolution

Once all the preparation work is done, click the Start Processing button to upscale the low-res videos automatically. The final processing time depends on your computer’s system configuration, video size. Please be patient.

Warm tips: You are able to click on the Pause button to pause the upscaling process if the computer needs to be occupied for other tasks, and you can resume it when the computer is available.

AVCLabs AI Video Upscaling

After the AI video upscaling process is completed, just open the file folder to check and enjoy the upscaled high-resolution video.

problem Part 3: FAQs about Increasing Video Resolution

Here we are going to talk about the most frequently asked questions about video resolution.

Q1. Which Resolution Should You Use

The best way to determine which resolution you should use is to consider your content and who you’re sharing it with. If you’re creating content for social media, standard definition resolutions like 480p and 720p will be more than enough. If you’re planning on uploading your videos to YouTube, then you’ll need to shoot in high definition.

Q2. Video Resolution and File Size

The more pixels in your video, the larger the file size will be. This means that a high-resolution video file will take up more space on your computer than a standard-definition file would. Most computers come with enough storage to store many high-quality video files. But if you’re creating videos for commercial purposes or have tons of video footage, you may need to invest in additional storage. If you’re shooting video on your computer, the resolution of your screen will affect the size of your video footage. For instance, if you’re editing video on a 1080p monitor, your video footage will be captured at that resolution. But if you’re editing on a 4K monitor, your footage will be captured at 4K. This will result in larger video files, which may consume more space on your hard drive.

Q3.Tips for Improving Video Quality and Resolution

When it comes to video, you won’t always be able to control the lighting of the scene. However, there are ways to make your video look better when you can’t control the lighting. You can increase the shutter speed to reduce motion blur, or you can use a tripod to eliminate unwanted movement. If you’re shooting indoors, you can use artificial light sources to improve the look of your video.


That's all. As you can see, you can use AVCLabs Video Enhancer AI to upscale your low quality video like 480p into at least 720p or 1080p, 4K, even up to 8K with ease. Hopefully this article will help you.

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