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Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Crab on Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:49 am

I use an integrated motherboard graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4200.

I disable the following options using "AMD VISION Engine Control Center":

  • Edge-enchancement
  • De-noise
  • Enable dynamic contrast
  • Enforce Smotth Video Playback

Is that correct for so I can achieve better quality and performance?  Should I disable "Use automatic deinterlacing" and/or it's sub option "pulldown dectection"?

A bit off-topic but is there a guide for upgrading graphic card (i.e. finding out if it's compatible and able to run on my PC and maybe good sources to buy it) possibly posted by someone on a message board or from a site with decent merit.

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Admin on Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:02 am

You can leave deinterlacing and pulldown enabled.
If you have an option called "Mosquito Noise Reduction", then you can also disable that to improve performance.

There are two things that you need to pay attention to when upgrading a card:
1) Connection type. Most modern motherboards and graphics card use PCI-Express. So that is not much of an issue.
2) Does a potential graphics card need an extra power connection? High-end card often need one (or even two). If your power supply (PSU) doesn't have such a cable, then it would be a problem.

Hardware sites often do comparisons of cards. Just search for a recent comparison to get a good overview of the differences between cards. Mid-range card have the best performance/price value.

For basic video playback you do not need a powerful card. Only if you want the absolute best quality. But differences are relatively small and most people don't even notice or care.

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Crab on Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:21 am

I just notice another setting in "AMD VISION Engine Control Center" at Video > Quality:
Apply Current Video Quality Settings to Internet Video.
^ Would that increase the quality and performance of videos I stream online?

Thanks for answering my second question, I'll probably buy a mid-range card.

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Admin on Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:27 am

No, that would apply the other settings to Internet video. It is best to leave it disabled and apply no enhancements at all.

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Crab on Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:51 am

I forgot to say that "Apply Current Video Quality Settings to Internet Video" at Video > Quality is also the place where I unchecked all the options I mentioned at the first post.

If I unchecked "Apply Current Video Quality Settings to Internet Video" that means no enhancements is apply to internet video right? No additional options is require to turn off enhancements for internet video?

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Admin on Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:54 am

Yes, that should be correct.

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Crab on Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:15 am

Thanks for helping me all the way through!


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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by ocyl on Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:02 pm

@ Crab

You may want to re-enable "Enforce Smooth Video Playback" if you run into issues later.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3601/the-final-word-on-the-best-radeon-htpc-card

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Crab on Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:38 am

Thanks ocyl!

I'll just turn it back on as it only disable post-processing features on my card & situations where there are known issues. It has no or little impact on the performance and quality (I think Neutral ).

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Crab on Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:30 pm

@admin
Is it require for AMD VISION Engine Control Center to be running in the background (icon in notification area) for my settings to be remember?

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Admin on Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:24 am

That should not be needed.

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Crab on Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:12 am

Alright, I'll remove this from launching at computer startup.

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Dexter54 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:34 am

Hi was going to start a new post but I think Crab won't mind me bumping and asking a question.

First off, thanks to Codec guide/Admin website !

It is hard to find simple guides regarding tweaking and enhancing Video playback, but your small article "tips on improving video quality helps. I have Shark007 Codecs+64bit addon and MPC_HC_madVR86.11 installed, have yet to play with MadVR settings but I hear it offers the best video quality playback to date.

I have a question from what I can gather so far I have changed these settings like above:

(under ATI control panel>video>video quality)

Unchecked the following:
Edge-enhancement
De-noise
Mosquito noise reduction
De-blocking
enable dynamic contrast

I have then left enabled (ticked)
Deinterlacing:
Use automatic setting
pulldown detection

Video playback:
Unchecked the following:
Enforce smooth video playback

Enabled (ticked)
Apply current Video quality settings to internet video


I was confused by crabs question and Admin's reply back to him regarding the "internet video" should this be Ticked or not ticked ?





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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Admin on Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:00 am

It should be disabled. Then I assume it won't apply any enhancements at all to Internet video.

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Admin on Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:02 am

Btw, if you switch to the K-Lite Codec Pack then you'll have all that stuff in a single package.

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Crab on Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:37 am

@Dexter54
ocyl wrote:
You may want to re-enable "Enforce Smooth Video Playback" if you run into issues later.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3601/the-final-word-on-the-best-radeon-htpc-card
The above link bounce^ explains what "Enforce Smooth Video Playback" does.

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Dexter54 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:48 pm

thanks guys will leave the tick "off" for internet video.

And re-enable enforce smooth video playback.

Good to know k-lite has all the options also, am happy with sharkcodecs for now Smile




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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by ocyl on Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:32 pm

One more thing that people may want to disable is "Brighter Whites" under the Video section in Catalyst Control Centre.  It's turned on by default and its description suggests that it manipulates colour temperature for videos.  Yikes!

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Dexter54 on Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:00 am

Thanks ocyl have turned this option off since brighter whites was left on by default, I was wondering why things still looked bright.

But I have also noticed 2 other settings above brighter whites in the colour ati settings:

colour vibrance
flesh tone correction

I assume its best to switch these all off?


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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Dexter54 on Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:02 am

Also if people want to optimise and tweak the best settings for there TV set check out this website here:

http://www.avforums.com/pages/pictureperfect/

It teaches you how to best edit and fine tune your TV settings, really can make a difference in visual quality took me an hour but then I wrote down all the settings in my diary to make things quicker if I ever need to do it again !


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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by ocyl on Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:50 am

Dexter54 wrote:Thanks ocyl have turned this option off since brighter whites was left on by default,  I was wondering why things still looked bright.

But I have also noticed 2 other settings above brighter whites in the colour ati settings:

colour vibrance
flesh tone correction

I assume its best to switch these all off?
Yeap~

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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by Dexter54 on Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:16 am

thanks did switch them off and noticed colours now appear natural and not overly powered and bright....

While its nice to see a sky blue, super blue when you see the normal intended colour you reclaim much detail !


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Re: Disabling enhancement Options for ATI card

Post by ocyl on Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:58 am

Absolutely.  Warmer colour temps also make plastic and neon colours look more artificial than they are supposed to, which can be quite distracting.

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