Are 4K anime rips actually good?

For some reason IQfy won't let me talk about this
I read most anime isn't actually 4K at all

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the only place with 4k anime is b global and their encodes are total ass. most anime is between 720 and 1080 so just download 1080. anime4k is bad, less bad than in 2019 but still bad.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Upscale won't do shit even if you use GAN/DCNN. It's actually much better to instead apply a subpixel hinting which a lot of studios do now but you can DIY it with gpu shaders it's just that no one publishes or shares theirs.
      anime like Saiyaku Tamer does this subpixel thing which makes it look more realistic and beautifully sharp.
      there are occasionally anime that have their linework mastered in 1080p - usually ones that look bad under 720p screen, one prime example is the dota2 anime which has sharper linework or iseleve. there is also 2160p (4K) releases from B-Global and BiliBili but those usually are fake upscaled releases by the studio (much like how fake BDs with wAIfu2x get released by the official companies! and it looks less sharp, bland color, and worse than the DVD release).

      if you're looking for anime like the primetime TV stuff (sports or goyslop anime) you'll be disappointed since these shows had their linework done in qHD (960x540 aka 540i) it's due to the fact artists are not used at drawing and animating in-betweening large linework on very large tablets, and anime studios don't even bother to upgrade to intuos displays since it is distracting. usually artists only draw around the A4 paper size or even smaller animation paper with very thick linework.

      Demanding 4k to be adopted is like telling pixel artists to make stuff on retina resolution, it's insane, however there are efforts such as using purely digital art, however the workflow is not the same so instead your action scenes will all be 3DCG (like in iseleve) instead of a traditional stylized animation from known key artists. I do think 1080p is just perfect, they just need to apply subpixel hinting (like the kind used on fonts) to make the image look sharper on actual monitors.

      some of them are good. there was a b-global release of kamikatsu and it was indeed very sharp too bad they pulled it off nyaa I still need the release since I wanted to get the mitama 3DCG ED.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >but those usually are fake upscaled releases by the studio
        one example would be the sword dad isekai which was released in 4k but it's actually terrible. might as well just let the sharpening upscale filters of your TV or shaders do its thing

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Saijaku Tamer
        Still looks a little blurry to me bro.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >reup unix filename
          you didn't watch it. that's someone else's stitched screenshot and it was converted to JPG that's why it looks bad. still if your DPI is below 96 it would look blurry, it's just fine as is.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I did watch it. It looks a little blurry to me. It does not look 1080p native.
            It looks closer to 1080p native than most anime, but it does not look 1080p native.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >most anime is between 720 and 1080
      wrong.
      most anime that matters in between 480 and 576 (dvd rips)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >old good new bad
        get over yourself

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          no

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        this would only apply to anime that came out in the early 2000s after cel animation pretty much died and before any sort of high capacity media storage became mainstream. that is a very timeframe. any decisions for anime still being 480/576p after the fact is due to lazy studios relying on old dvd releases as their backups for franchises they don't care about.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          IQfy died when it stopped being hand drawn. same for IQfy

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >that is a very timeframe
          very small timeframe

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    only anime that could be true4k right now would be a film scan and nips are too cheap for that. same reason digital production won't become4k native before we're all in the metaverse.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      no. The only actually 4K anime are 4K cel restorations but those are very hit or miss and negligible difference to 1080p.

      there actually is one digital 4k anime, it's called sol levante and it took 7 years to make 4 minutes.

      Many anime unfortunately is still drawn for a resolution of 720 or 1080 at best

      There's a lot of reasons for this like time, specs, and software limitations, but tldr most hi res rips are just better quality of the same source video unless it's a movie or was on film

      This is especially egregious with shows like Megalobox which IIRC used 480p to try look retro and just looked blurry

      >Many anime unfortunately is still drawn for a resolution of 720
      No. See anibin/fftspectrum/getnative

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        and it cost a fricking absurd amount of money

        there is basically no workflow for 4k anime production so it's all done without any real guide or framework to go off of.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Akira 4k scan released
      >so much DNR applied that the Italian 2k bluray looks better
      Why are nips so cheap and godawful at every new tech leap? They're always half assing catchup. And fricking Sony developed the format.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You have it the wrong way round friendo, it's that that SPECIFIC anime company in italy has 1 (ONE) video guy that knows his shit and consistently puts A+ tier top shelf work, not that the japanese suck so much compared to what everyone else is doing. Even higher level productions blunder their rereleases with incredible frequency.
        captcha: DMAX

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >that SPECIFIC anime company in italy has 1 (ONE) video guy that knows his shit and consistently puts A+ tier top shelf work
          Based Italian hero
          Does this guy have a name?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Why are nips so cheap and godawful at every new tech leap?
        Italian here, I always thought Italy was backwards till I had to work for 2 years in Japan at a sister company. they still use fax machines every single day.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Many anime unfortunately is still drawn for a resolution of 720 or 1080 at best

      There's a lot of reasons for this like time, specs, and software limitations, but tldr most hi res rips are just better quality of the same source video unless it's a movie or was on film

      This is especially egregious with shows like Megalobox which IIRC used 480p to try look retro and just looked blurry

      The only 4k anime I can think of is Tenki no Ko, and it even has HDR. But that’s a movie made by a hack, so…
      >captcha JAP2KT

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That isn't true 4k either. True 4k in terms of anime would be a bit less than 8.3 megapixels that were chosen by the art director. I can't think of any anime that is done in that level of detail, most don't even use 1080p to its fullest potential.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    4k anime its good for making shots and put in on profile pic

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    they're only good if you watch them in VLC Media Player

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What do you have against Windows Media Player?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        what don't you have against it?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anything higher than 1080p is for morons

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      babby duck

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Many anime unfortunately is still drawn for a resolution of 720 or 1080 at best

    There's a lot of reasons for this like time, specs, and software limitations, but tldr most hi res rips are just better quality of the same source video unless it's a movie or was on film

    This is especially egregious with shows like Megalobox which IIRC used 480p to try look retro and just looked blurry

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Many anime unfortunately is still drawn for a resolution of 720 or 1080 at best
      I understand that studios don't want to re-render old shows that are drawn in stone age software and upscale instead.

      But for new shows the frames are digitally drawn, each line gets converted to some vector graphic and then exported. So every line has basically infinite resolution. Why do they still just use 1080p at best when they could export it in higher resolutions? Where is the problem?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >vector
        Nope. Most drawing software is rasterized, vector drawing is used on specific things only.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          but it must be converted at some point in the cain. Or do they really paint on pixel rasters?

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    no. The only actually 4K anime are 4K cel restorations but those are very hit or miss and negligible difference to 1080p.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't like upscaling algorithms that are too smart
    Give me bicubic any day

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      which bicubic?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Mitchell-Netravali with B=1/3 and C=1/3

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          yikes

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Cute.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        have a nice day pedo

        no. The only actually 4K anime are 4K cel restorations but those are very hit or miss and negligible difference to 1080p.

        why arent people doing scans with anime like they do with films? are all the cells lost and the masters are all SD? whats the bottleneck here?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          dumb r*ddit tourist poster

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          most studios don't keep much of a backup let alone safely store their cels. even franchises like dragon ball suffer from things like original broadcast audio being lost.

          speaking of dragon ball they release beautiful blurays with the first 34 episodes called the level sets. they did amazing work restoring the original cels however they didn't sell well at all (there were other external factors like the abundance of cheap terrible dbz blurays being released relatively close) and it's a real shame they gave up and went back to selling terrible cash grab releases. if they can't afford to do detailed cel restoration work for dbz I doubt any company would risk financing the work for much much smaller franchises

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            damn dude I can't believe theyd just let all the original art rot like that, wtf

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And funny.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >watching upscales

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      1) better than downscales which is what you're picking between, nobody hosts 810p files
      2) you have to upscale it once you start watching it on your computer anyway

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >nobody hosts 810p files
        720p is very close
        >you have to upscale it anyway
        Not on my laptop screen, but that's besides the point.
        Upscales take up more space for no reason compared to native resolution, and I have to trust that whoever upscaled it didn't frick it up. often times they do, mpv scalers are better than what they're using.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >720p is very close
          it's less than, so you're throwing out information only to re-upscale to 1080 when you open up the file. off yourself.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >throwing out information
            not like I can notice the difference, so why waste the storage space?
            >only to re-upscale to 1080
            I'm not upscaling to 1080p, who said that? I watch 1080p anime on my 27" 1440p desktop and 720p on my 11" 1366x768 laptop.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >not like I can notice the difference
            concession accepted, secondary

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >can't notice the difference between 720p and 1080p on a 11" 1366x768 screen
            christ

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I read most anime isn't actually 4K at all
    It isn't. Imagine drawing every keyframe in 4K. We're past 720p tho, that's a 2010 tale.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There are still a few new seasonal anime at native 720p here and there but for the most part most these days seem to be native somewhere in between 720p and 1080p.
    Anime4k gets a lot of shit from people with an inflexible "filters bad" dogma but it is quite useful for the terrible, low bitrate sources sometimes encountered when downloading new, seasonal anime.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anime4k is old news, we have a new king now: https://github.com/Artoriuz/ArtCNN

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Any comparison shots?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do I need that nvidia VSR gpu for this to work

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No it will work on most gpus

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How does this compare to FSRCNNX?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's basically the new FSRCNNX. the original FSRCNNX has some pretty bad issues (it's badly trained, creates a lot of artifacts etc) and ArtCNN is considerably more stable

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Neat. I guess I'll make the switch

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why does this frick up my animu?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What's the best upscaling shader for non-anime?

        Got the same thing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is this just an upscaler? Sure is light on documentation.

      F1 no-osd change-list glsl-shaders set "~~/shaders/Anime4K/Restore/Anime4K_Clamp_Highlights.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Restore/Anime4K_Restore_CNN_M.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Upscale/Anime4K_Upscale_CNN_x2_M.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Restore/Anime4K_Restore_CNN_S.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Upscale/Anime4K_AutoDownscalePre_x2.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Upscale/Anime4K_AutoDownscalePre_x4.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Upscale/Anime4K_Upscale_CNN_x2_S.glsl"; show-text "Anime4K: Mode A+A (Fast)"
      F2 no-osd change-list glsl-shaders set "~~/shaders/ArtCNN_C4F16.glsl"; show-text "Shader: New ARTCNN"
      F4 no-osd change-list glsl-shaders clr ""; show-text "GLSL shaders cleared"

      Put that in input.conf

      Test it out.

      F1 = Anime4K
      F2 = ArtCNN
      F4 = clear all shaders

      Anime4K is better.

      lol you're comparing a single shader to seven shaders at once. That's silly.
      If it's just an upscaler the proper way to compare would be to just replace Anime4K_Upscale_CNN_x2_M.glsl in your input.conf with ArtCNN_C4F16.glsl

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Or to directly compare Anime4K_Upscale_CNN_x2_M.glsl with ArtCNN_C4F16.glsl with no other shaders active, obviously.
        Again, assuming ArtCNN_C4F16.glsl is just an upscaler.
        Is ArtCNN_C4F16.glsl just an upscaler?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >its unfair
        Anime4K shader pack just splits them up for modularity purposes. Someone could theoretically combine it into single file, but it doesn't change the function.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          All of those Anime4K shaders do individual functions, whereas I'm guessing that new shader also does one individual function: upscaling.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Whatever metric you want to use, it doesnt change the fact that Anime4K is superior

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Lulwut?
            https://artoriuz.github.io/blog/mpv_upscaling.html

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Anime4K only has the advantage in terms of performance. Dogshit GPUs can handle it better.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Lulwut?
            https://artoriuz.github.io/blog/mpv_upscaling.html

            Have you actually used it? LMAO

            Anime4K is visually superior to everything. The exception being the hard gpu intensive upscalers like waifu2x/ersgan and other new gpu intensive super scalers. The others barely change the image and such low quality 480p remains low quality image.

            The mathematical PSNR benchmark doesn't show human perceptual benchmark. Thats what matters the most. All the mathematical benchmarks show is how close the upscale is to the original. The best way is to preserve the original details, that gives you a good number, but perceptually/visually, the quality remains the same. If you have a low quality input, you get low quality output. Thats why Anime4K is superior as its actually a visual/perceptual upgrade by a huge factor.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            And the benefit of it being fast/realtime shader on a mpv player allows anime watchers to enjoy the best quality upscaling enjoyment.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Holy cope. So, you're saying that IN YOUR HEAD, without any sources, Anime4K is better?
            Well, go and check your eyes. Anime4K just trashes the image, it looks terrible, smooth and very far from the source.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            So what's the best option to upscale animu with pretty good PC?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            bicubic like god intended

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            lol
            lmao

            anime4k makes anime unwatchable
            i have to find anything that looks good with it, it's just a soul remover

            Anime4K is better. Sharper is better. Blurry shit isn't fun.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            looks like oil smeared dog shit, no joke

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, everything except Anime4K

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            yeah, that looks like vaseline instead

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://github.com/Artoriuz/ArtCNN

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            this doesn't even work

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            User error

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >blackscreens in you are path
            it's obviously a botnet stop shilling

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            F1 no-osd change-list glsl-shaders set "~~/shaders/Anime4K/Restore/Anime4K_Clamp_Highlights.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Restore/Anime4K_Restore_CNN_M.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Upscale/Anime4K_Upscale_CNN_x2_M.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Restore/Anime4K_Restore_CNN_S.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Upscale/Anime4K_AutoDownscalePre_x2.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Upscale/Anime4K_AutoDownscalePre_x4.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Upscale/Anime4K_Upscale_CNN_x2_S.glsl"; show-text "Anime4K: Mode A+A (Fast)"
            F2 no-osd change-list glsl-shaders set "~~/shaders/ArtCNN_C4F16.glsl"; show-text "Shader: New ARTCNN"
            F4 no-osd change-list glsl-shaders clr ""; show-text "GLSL shaders cleared"

            Put that in input.conf

            Test it out.

            F1 = Anime4K
            F2 = ArtCNN
            F4 = clear all shaders

            Anime4K is better.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know why but I'm struggling with install. Or just ArtCNN doesn't work on my AMD GPU.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Post mpv log

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://pastebin.com/tQ6dvF1w

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Try putting just these setting in the config and make sure that the shader file is named "ArtCNN_C4F16.glsl"

            profile=high-quality
            vo=gpu-next
            glsl-shader="~~/ArtCNN_C4F16.glsl"

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i have a nvidia 3080 and it doesnt wokr for me either

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Get off IQfy ebussi

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            lol
            lmao

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            [...]
            [...]
            Anime4K is better. Sharper is better. Blurry shit isn't fun.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Damn real-esrgan is impressive.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Except for the background lol. Hope it just removes it and doesn't flicker in and out of existence.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      But ravu-zoom-ar-r3 is better
      In benchmarks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >1 star
      >1 watching
      >0 forks
      >2 days old

      Hope all the anons trying this out enjoyed joining the botnet

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Its good for anime that are aired in TV or have low quality like the hentais.

    Anything under 200Mb for a 25 min episode would benefit

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    F1 no-osd change-list glsl-shaders set "~~/shaders/Anime4K/Restore/Anime4K_Clamp_Highlights.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Restore/Anime4K_Restore_CNN_M.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Upscale/Anime4K_Upscale_CNN_x2_M.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Restore/Anime4K_Restore_CNN_S.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Upscale/Anime4K_AutoDownscalePre_x2.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Upscale/Anime4K_AutoDownscalePre_x4.glsl;~~/shaders/Anime4K/Upscale/Anime4K_Upscale_CNN_x2_S.glsl"; show-text "Anime4K: Mode A+A (Fast)"
    F2 no-osd change-list glsl-shaders set "~~/shaders/ArtCNN_C4F16.glsl"; show-text "Shader: New ARTCNN"
    F4 no-osd change-list glsl-shaders clr ""; show-text "GLSL shaders cleared"

    Put that in input.conf

    Test it out.

    F1 = Anime4K
    F2 = ArtCNN
    F4 = clear all shaders

    Anime4K is better.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Also for this

      Anime4k is old news, we have a new king now: https://github.com/Artoriuz/ArtCNN

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    in my experience they're really poorly upscaled and it's better to just find the best rip/encode available and just let your video player do the rest. I'm lazy and just followed this guide to setup mpv (looks great on my 4k OLED with pretty much anything I've thrown at it) https://kohana.fi/article/mpv-for-anime

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      idk why I used the word just so many times in that sentence

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    anime looks good enough with AMD CAS in the drivers.

    just use RIFE to make your anime look so much better.

  17. 1 month ago
    pixDAIZ

    >I read most anime isn't actually 4K at all
    Correct, half were mastered in 480p and then upscaled (terribly) to 720p for blu-ray. You have to do homework to confirm that any given anime was legitimately mastered in 720p and these look terrible in 4K but acceptable in 1440p. Anime legitimately mastered in 1080p must be incredibly rare.

    Think about it like this: 24 minute anime episodes consist of about 35,000 individual "pictures" that must be drawn by hand/digitizer. Often corner cutting is done by animating on twos which means most anime is actually 12 FPS so the frame count drops to about 18,000, this is why even RIFE with temporal TTA has an insanely hard time generating convincing 60 FPS anime, it literally has to hallucinate 80% of all of those 60 frames each second and that's assuming you manually removed those duplicate frames.

    Anyway natively drawing/digitizing at 480p is pretty easy and inexpensive for anime, you only have to worry about 300k pixels per frame. Increasing that to 720p puts you close to 1 million pixes per frame which means a lot of fine detail that normally wasn't even considered now has to be incorporated else you end up with something that looks like it was drawn by kids in high school.

    >tl;dr
    Depending on the anime you're probably better off getting the DVD/720p blu-ray which limits you to 1280x960 or 2560x1440 if you want good upscales.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Anime legitimately mastered in 1080p must be incredibly rare.
      There are at least 200-300 or so, it's way more common than it used to be.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      , half were mastered in 480p and then upscaled (terribly) to 720p for blu-ray.
      Why are the japanese so bad at this? There are so many old shows that are unwatchable now like Higurashi due to their hatchet jobs

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        anime is a glorified AD for the source, what was the last anime you paid for?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          IQfy can be embarrassingly stupid, case in point

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Why are the japanese so bad at this?
        DBZ didn't tip you off? 80% or more of all anime is cheaply animated garbage. Like a static frame shifting background or simple looped background and a similarly static frame shifting drawn character/face. Throw in some dramatic noise and a dash of "uhhuhuuhuhhuuuuhhhuujhu" or whatever autistic noise they make the voice actor gurgle and there you go. Now 90% of the budget can be used for 10% of an episode to maybe do some actual animation.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        On the other hand we have Americans who either make the cheapest Flash animations imaginable or make 3D slop in which the software makes up most of the frames automatically. Let's not even talk about 80s and 90s cartoons who were toy commercials at 2 fps.

        Animation in other countries is extremely small and usually reserved for ads or terrible government-funded children's series.

        Animation is expensive and there's few studios who take it seriously as an art form. For most studios, regardless of country or size, it's just a cheap product.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >anime is done on twos
      You are very generous. Usually only important cuts of the episodes gets to be animated on twos. Pivotal climactic moments are animated on ones. Rest is either involving some good old trickery like panning over backgrounds, speed lines, animation skips or simply animated on 3s or 4s. Honestly, it's pretty unreasonable to expect hand drawn animation to be animated fully on ones.

      • 1 month ago
        pixDAIZ

        FUGGG, this almost sounds like something only a sentient AI running on an exaFLOP supercomputer would be capable of coping with. I hope I'm wrong.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're better off using the native resolution. If you insist on using a screen with a larger resolution, then dedicated upscaling is preferable to having your video playback software upscale the image, but ideally you watch it in a window of the proper, original resolution.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      or if you must use a larger resolution, use an integer scale.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >but ideally you watch it in a window of the proper, original resolution
      lol

      or if you must use a larger resolution, use an integer scale.

      >use an integer scale
      lmao

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >ideally you watch it in a window of the proper, original resolution.
      come on man nobody is gonna do this on a 4k tv or monitor

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you watch 480p content windowed you are a psychopath, there is no downside to using a high res display assuming your setup can handle it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >but ideally you watch it in a window of the proper, original resolution

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    only chink donghua cgi has 4k, it's worth it for the higher bitrate

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most anime is natively low res, and it will stay that way because nips are archaic by nature. I've been trying out the Nvidia video upscaling and it works pretty well for anime, but looks shit when used for live action.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    4k anime isn't real, anime doesn't even get released on 1080p is all just upscaled shit by encoders

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Anime4k real time upscaler
    pic unrelated? if not, don't go anywhere near upscalers.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    IQfy whats a good anime for someone who really never cared for anime but absolutely loved bleach and deathnote? i ask her because IQfy creeps me out. they're all pedos.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Gabriel Dropout

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I recommend Cowboy Bebop to everyone just starting to get into anime. You watch one of the most popular ones ever made and also a 90s classic, best of 2 worlds. Also only 26 episodes so not much of a commitment.
        See you, space cowboy.

        thank you. ill look into those

        if you're willing to commit to something more long form, then time to start dragon ball

        waayyy back in high school i did try watching dragonball but couldn't get into it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >implying IQfy isn't also full of pedos

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I recommend Cowboy Bebop to everyone just starting to get into anime. You watch one of the most popular ones ever made and also a 90s classic, best of 2 worlds. Also only 26 episodes so not much of a commitment.
      See you, space cowboy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      if you're willing to commit to something more long form, then time to start dragon ball

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you like comedy check out Cromartie High School or Daily Lives of High School Boys. I haven't watched anime in like a decade my friends and I used to love these.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My full recommended list
      >episodic 26 episode series
      Cowboy Bebop
      Neon Genesis Evangelion
      >long form shonen
      Dragon Ball
      Hunter x Hunter (1999)
      >phycological slow burner
      Serial Experiments Lain
      >magical girl
      Sailor Moon
      Cardcaptor Sakura

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        forgot one, Berserk 1997

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        did you just google anime and list off the first results you found? not trying to be pretentious but geez you really don't stray far from the herd

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Because he is a newbie asking for gateway anime. No need to flaunt my unique taste for Marmalade Boy and Jikogu Sensei Nube.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >doesn't like pedos
        >picks the most pedo normalgay anime outside berserk

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      rurouni kenshin

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Erased

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I like Big O and Samurai Champloo (baseball episode is hilarious)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >they're all pedos.
      then try

      [...]

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      boku no pico for some light hearted fun

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Flame of Recca, FMA, Darker than Black, Rewrite

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Darker than Black
        This is a terrible recommendation. I used to have so much respect for anime.
        Now I've lost it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >but absolutely loved bleach
      Drink it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Legend of the galactic heroes and then you can skip everything the japs ever made.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    IQfy mods ban you for literally anything and the users celebrate it. it's a troony dictatorship.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it's off-topic.
      anime recs belong in

      [...]

      upscaler, video player, manga reader threads belong in Wrong board

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >all these gigaboomer recs
    Motherfrickers, stop being ancient mummies. At least recommend something fresh and recent, like gurren lagann.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    anime4k makes anime unwatchable
    i have to find anything that looks good with it, it's just a soul remover

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I read most anime isn't actually 4K at all
    Basically all anime is released in 1080p. Contemporary anime is made in 1080p. Cell animation is rescanned and remastered at 1080p. Less popular anime that only got released on DVD is stuck at 480p/576p, or even worse, 480i/576i.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do things like Anime4K compare madVR?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      madvr is needlessly complicated while also performing worse than newer alternatives, don't follow those old mpc-hc setup guides just install mpv. you'll be shocked at how simple mpv is to setup and configure compared to mpc-hc

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    720 and 1080 integer scale to 4k so it's kinda pointless

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >this is your mind on tech youtubers
      A youre wrong and B integer scaling is only for 800x600 because for everything else bicubic is better, hence it didnt exist 10 years ago because retro tards still had plenty of good CRTs without burn in for their arcade cabinets

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >A youre wrong
        nta but
        >1280x3 = 3840
        >720x3 = 2160
        >1920x2 = 3840
        >1080x2 = 2160
        both do integer scale at 4k

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          only x2 is an integer scale, bot

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >doesn't know what an integer is

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >native: 1px per px
            >integer scale: 4px, 8px per px
            >non-integer: 5px, 9px per px
            a 720p image blown up to 4k literally has more specific light output than a native integer scale.

            its not the same and not what anyones talking about when they mentioned integer scaling

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have literally never seen any of these shit upscalers even VAGUELY increase quality, becasue that's not possible to begin with. Even on the most garbage sub 240p laser disc rip done by a moron via composite, I'd rather just watch it in a smaller window instead of blowing it up and filtering the shit out of it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      then you are doing something wrong sirs

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Sounds like your shader compiler is broken. You probably have to upgrade shaderc to something that's not broken.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i added vo=gpu-next to my mpv.conf and it works now

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >on 4K monitors UI elements and fonts must be upscaled or they cannot be properly read
    >smaller elements like small windows or images look bad
    >720p and lower resolutions look like ass
    >most content being produced even today is 1080p
    >native 4K content looks like ass due to compression and studios actively blurring the images so close-up shots don't look gross
    >on 4K screens there is a notable waste of resources and energy to render everything
    >at normal viewing distances, the pixels on a 50 inch 1080p TV are invisible anyway
    What is the point of 4K displays anyway? It seems like downsides all around. If you sit so close to your full HD monitor to see each individual pixel, your eyesight will deteriorate quickly and you won't notice them anymore anyway.

    While I'm watching the Ichigo Mashimaro blu-rays on my FHD TV you morons are stuck autistically playing with codecs and settings to get a fraction of my comfyness.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >on 4K monitors UI elements and fonts must be upscaled or they cannot be properly read
      lol no

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Things are noticeably more pixelated in 1080p moron 4k came out years ago idk how its not standard

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not at normal viewing distance they aren't.
        >I have superhuman eyes! I can see the individual pixels! I also can hear the difference between wav and flac files!
        Are 4Ktards the audiophiles of monitors?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Not at normal viewing distance
          Skill issue im one foot away from my screen and I can tell clear as day
          > I also can hear the difference between wav and flac files
          moron detected sorry God did not great with you your 6 sences

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          pixel density is a very simple concept that isn't subjective so I don't know what you're not getting. id like to hear your opinion on oleds as I think you will say something funny

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Pixel density and how notable each pixel is depends on the screen size and the distance between the viewer and the screen itself. This isn't subjective, this has been studied for decades.

            A 720p, 80 inch monitor at a viewing distance of 30 cm is noticeable as frick, but a 1080p 40 inch monitor at 3 meters isn't. Upping the density will not result in a sharper image and will make smaller images look worse. On smartphones it's even worse: pixel density stopped mattering around ten years ago and any supposed difference comes down to subjective bs, just like the morons that claim to hear differences between wav and flac.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >idk how its not standard
        Price. It's expensive enough for the consumer, never mind the studios that need expensive reference hardware (if they're mastering in 4K then all of their editing stuff is probably 8K just so they can get 4K video previews in their editor)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Most 4k displays are designed for morons.

      If made properly, which means a MINIMUM size of 40", they're fantastic. I love having all the space of 4 monitors in one screen with no stupid bezels. I can run dual programs at 1920x2160, do 4:3 shit at 2880x2160, or go up to full 4k for fullscreen applications. It's nothing but upsides.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    480p on an old shitty crt, baby.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Im a lot more interested in anime dubs done in AI, here an example vid.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, but thats still a while away. People dont want to make a decent local AI for audio. Only ones that are closed behind cloud/pay service with watermarks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      shouldnt you be dying in trenches, pig

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i'm not Ukrainian

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ANYONE USING ANIME4K HAS BRAIN DAMAGE. JUST WATCH IT NORMALLY.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Your video player is going to be doing some form of upscaling/downscaling anyway unless you're some freak that watches shit windowed

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You are not as knowledgeable as you think you are.
        Anime4k is very different than neutral scalers such as spline36 or lanczos.
        Anime4k is a shader that tries to scale with some intelligence like ESRGAN or waifu2x. But the reality is these are meme shaders that look objectively worse than just using a neutral scaler.
        From waifu2x's own page:
        >Anime4K is optimized for native 1080p anime encoded with h.264, h.265 or VC-1.
        >Even if it might work, it is not optimized for downscaled 720p, 480p or standard definition anime (eg. DVDs).
        >Older anime (especially pre-digital era production) have artifacts that are very difficult to remove, such as bad deinterlacing, camera blur during production, severe ringing, film grain, older MPEG compression artifacts, etc.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Even then it's probably upscaling chroma, since the vast majority of video out there doesn't have full resolution chroma.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >just watch it normally

      [...]
      [...]
      Anime4K is better. Sharper is better. Blurry shit isn't fun.

      >blurry shit on full screen
      If you have high quality source, then Anime4K isnt what you need. You just need an integer upscale. If you have quality source, you need Anime4K/Waifu2X/ESRGAN. Out of those 3 Anime4K is a real time shader that gets close to the others.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Integer upscale adds a lot of aliasing and is not a good choice unless your video source is already something which is supposed to look "pixelated" and "jaggy." You can get better results for things like anime or video simply recorded with a camera. Integer upscale is only really desirable with things like video games and other computer graphics sources.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Download Blu-ray remuxes, tard

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    pixels are fine. but really old stuff bothers me sometimes. i've been trying to watch ojamajo doremi sharp and it's just blurry as hell. it is only available in 480p. i attempted to get some reshade filters to make it look better but it's even more annoying to watch the shaders all compile every single time i open the player so i got rid of it.

    i really only care to get 4k rips for some animu. spirited away looks upscaled like most animu is. only some recent animu films were produced in 4k.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have been using NGU sharp for a while. Maybe it's not the best, but when I watch modern anime in my TV from a standard distance, it looks amazing. The most important thing is the quality from the source, if it's fricked up, when enlarged, the frick up will be more visible, it's not the fault of the upscaler, all further "corrections" are merely interpretations of how would it be if the video wasn't compressed or if the frame was originally draw in a higher resolution.

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