• Durante over from NeoGAF has posted how to enable FXAA on PS3 games. While the difference would be noticeable by only the hardcore-gamer, the recent release of the Nvida FXAA has made the implementation possible. The only downside of this method is that it requires the use of a HD capture card and a decent computer.

    To quote:

    Some PC gamers (myself included) like to go on about the huge image quality advantages of playing on PCs. Now, your PC can actually improve the visual quality of console-exclusive games! (outside of emulation)

    I’ve previously posted about the small program PtBi that I use to display 360 and PS3 games. Today I added the ability to use NVidia’s FXAA — thanks to them for releasing the code to the public domain and making it easy to integrate.

    For those that are unaware, FXAA is a post-processing method that tries to reduce the amount of aliasing artifacts (think pixel staircase) in an image. It’s similar to MLAA in that aspect. Like all post-processing methods that act purely on image data, it has some drawbacks:
    - It can’t handle subpixel aliasing well. (Unlike most similar methods, it at least tries to reduce it though)
    - Sometimes aliasing may be detected incorrectly, resulting in an overblurring of the image. PtBi can mitigate this by adaptive sharpening after the FXAA pass.
    - Particularly when used as a post-filter external to a game, it’s impossible to distinguish between UI and rendered 3D elements. This results in some UI distortion.

    Advantages are that it can be used on any image data, it is really good at smoothing the edges it detects and it’s very fast. On my system, with YUV decoding, FXAA and adaptive scaling on, it still only takes less than 5 ms for a frame to be completely processed. Another nice point is that it can be used on top of images generated with eg. 2xMSAA (like many modern console games) and still achieve an improvement in edge quality.

    That out of the way, here is an example of it in action on Everybody’s Golf. First without any post-processing, second with FXAA and adaptive sharpening.

    [More pictures/comparison screenshots]

    [VIA NeoGAF]

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  • 19 Comments

    1. hackoncrack
      07-27-2011
      06:18 PM
      1

      Broken link

    2. lightyear
      07-27-2011
      06:25 PM
      2

      more worthless homebrew :\

      I wish devs would release something we could actually put to good use.

      INB4 trolls, I'm not complaining about not having updated keys. I want useful homebrew that doesn't only improve graphics by a hair and only if you use a PC capture card....so miniscule it's not even noticeable lol

      This will affect so few users it's pointless to even release it.

      This is all IMHO, of course....if you find a use, great. But like I said, it will affect very, very, very, very few users....like maybe 5 people lulz

    3. tupac4u
      07-27-2011
      06:39 PM
      3

      thanks 4 the info

    4. Sidewinder_2011
      07-27-2011
      06:43 PM
      4

      Originally Posted by lightyear
      more worthless homebrew :\

      I wish devs would release something we could actually put to good use.

      INB4 trolls, I'm not complaining about not having updated keys. I want useful homebrew that doesn't only improve graphics by a hair and only if you use a PC capture card....so miniscule it's not even noticeable lol

      This will affect so few users it's pointless to even release it.

      This is all IMHO, of course....if you find a use, great. But like I said, it will affect very, very, very, very few users....like maybe 5 people lulz
      have you ever thought that maybe the dev who done this is just one of the 5 people your on about and he did this just purely for his self because he wanted it and as he is so nice he relesed his work so other people can use it if they like to ,

      any way great stuff .

    5. jivex5k
      07-27-2011
      06:52 PM
      5

      Good stuff.
      Keep doing your thing devs!

    6. chilo3000
      07-27-2011
      07:02 PM
      6

      ummm, I'm I the only one who has no clue what this is??!!?

    7. gregory2590
      07-27-2011
      07:35 PM
      7

      Originally Posted by chilo3000
      ummm, I'm I the only one who has no clue what this is??!!?
      Nope. I'm still derping over here.

    8. Thrillseeka
      07-27-2011
      08:04 PM
      8

      Originally Posted by lightyear
      more worthless homebrew :\

      I wish devs would release something we could actually put to good use.

      INB4 trolls, I'm not complaining about not having updated keys. I want useful homebrew that doesn't only improve graphics by a hair and only if you use a PC capture card....so miniscule it's not even noticeable lol

      This will affect so few users it's pointless to even release it.

      This is all IMHO, of course....if you find a use, great. But like I said, it will affect very, very, very, very few users....like maybe 5 people lulz
      It may be worthless to you but why do you think its pointless to release it.
      You must appreciate that devs share the their homebrew. They put a lot of hard work into it and its their pride and glory.
      Everyday I am amazed with what the devs come up with and I am forever grateful for that.

      Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk

    9. zebular
      07-27-2011
      09:27 PM
      9

      For those who don't know what this is basically its your computer taking a video capture of what your ps3 is out putting and then software on your computer is making it look nicer...

      Think of it as what software on your newer tvs do to get 120hz, its just software making extra frames for it to run smoother but in this case its your computer doing it and instead of extra frames its to smoothen the image.

      For 99% of us its kinda useless but if I had both a HD video cap card and a nice sized computer monitor I'm sure I'd try it out.

    10. KillerBug
      07-27-2011
      09:41 PM
      10

      This isn't a cheap thing to do...you need the HDMI capture box, an HDMI +spdif combiner, an HDMI to DVI+spdif adapter, and a high end gaming PC.

      Still neat.

    11. The_legend
      07-27-2011
      10:52 PM
      11

      I don,t know about others but every pc gamer has a good video card and u only need a HD cap which isn,t expensive from ebay. Anyhow this is a nice piece of software. surely some people need this such as streamers who stream their gameplay to websites like justintv and etc.

    12. alternativejohnsmith
      07-27-2011
      11:45 PM
      12

      No offense but that picture is a horrible example there both bad quality and look almost exactly the same, I saw the examples on other sites and can tell there is a big difference.

    13. KillerBug
      07-28-2011
      02:11 AM
      13

      Originally Posted by The_legend
      I don,t know about others but every pc gamer has a good video card and u only need a HD cap which isn,t expensive from ebay. Anyhow this is a nice piece of software. surely some people need this such as streamers who stream their gameplay to websites like justintv and etc.
      To capture in digital HD, you need a rather expensive HDMI capture box. However, these boxes do no support HDCP because if the DMCA, so you also need to strip the HDCP. To do this, you must first split the HDMI signal into separate video and audio signals, then you must recombine them back into HDMI. You have to do this even if you don't use HDMI audio. Believe it or not, this "protection" is only there to prevent bluray copying, even though there were bluray copy apps on PC before the PS3 was released. The only other option is to capture 720P or 1080i analog; and if you are worried about getting the highest video quality, you wouldn't do that.

    14. Thelostdeathknight
      07-28-2011
      02:20 AM
      14

      while interesting, i can see 99% of people being unable to use this do to cost issues. For the price of the set up you could get a decent gaming rig and not have to screw around with making inferior games look better, their PC brethren will always look better. great work though.

    15. KillerBug
      07-28-2011
      02:27 AM
      15

      Originally Posted by Thelostdeathknight
      while interesting, i can see 99% of people being unable to use this do to cost issues. For the price of the set up you could get a decent gaming rig and not have to screw around with making inferior games look better, their PC brethren will always look better. great work though.
      I agree with you personally, but there are people with more money than they know what to do with...and sometimes they want to play a PS3 exclusive.

    16. manster
      07-28-2011
      05:30 AM
      16

      Wow. That's awesome!

      I wish it would work with my AverMedia Capture Card.


      Originally Posted by alternativejohnsmith
      No offense but that picture is a horrible example there both bad quality and look almost exactly the same, I saw the examples on other sites and can tell there is a big difference.
      here's a good comparison picture (inFAMOUS)

    17. lightyear
      07-28-2011
      06:58 AM
      17

      Originally Posted by carldenning
      have you ever thought that maybe the dev who done this is just one of the 5 people your on about and he did this just purely for his self because he wanted it and as he is so nice he relesed his work so other people can use it if they like to ,

      any way great stuff .
      Originally Posted by Thrillseeka
      It may be worthless to you but why do you think its pointless to release it.
      You must appreciate that devs share the their homebrew. They put a lot of hard work into it and its their pride and glory.
      Everyday I am amazed with what the devs come up with and I am forever grateful for that.

      Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk
      ↓ THIS ↓

      Originally Posted by KillerBug
      To capture in digital HD, you need a rather expensive HDMI capture box. However, these boxes do no support HDCP because if the DMCA, so you also need to strip the HDCP. To do this, you must first split the HDMI signal into separate video and audio signals, then you must recombine them back into HDMI. You have to do this even if you don't use HDMI audio. Believe it or not, this "protection" is only there to prevent bluray copying, even though there were bluray copy apps on PC before the PS3 was released. The only other option is to capture 720P or 1080i analog; and if you are worried about getting the highest video quality, you wouldn't do that.
      Now how many people are gonna go spend at least $150 (assuming all they need is an HD capture card) and go through all that bullsh!t just to get a SLIGHTLY better picture in which most people wouldn't even notice the difference? I'm guessing 3 lol

      This is so much work for the most minute difference!!!

      Yes, I appreciate the devs releasing all homebrew, but I get tired of seeing news posts on the homepage about crap no one will ever use, like it's amazing, exciting news that will rock the scene to the core!!!

      this is worthless to everyone except the 3 people in the world with enough money, time, patience, and lack of a life to actually waste their time on this.

      It's not that it's useless...it's just a waste of time that could be better spent doing more important things, IMO I know I'd love to see region-free BD movies and NTFS support across the board (just for 2 examples)....with devs wasting their time on stuff like this that will help the fewest people possible, it's no wonder this is as far as we have come.

    18. Tokobo
      07-28-2011
      10:29 AM
      18

      Originally Posted by lightyear
      ↓ THIS ↓



      Now how many people are gonna go spend at least $150 (assuming all they need is an HD capture card) and go through all that bullsh!t just to get a SLIGHTLY better picture in which most people wouldn't even notice the difference? I'm guessing 3 lol

      This is so much work for the most minute difference!!!

      Yes, I appreciate the devs releasing all homebrew, but I get tired of seeing news posts on the homepage about crap no one will ever use, like it's amazing, exciting news that will rock the scene to the core!!!

      this is worthless to everyone except the 3 people in the world with enough money, time, patience, and lack of a life to actually waste their time on this.

      It's not that it's useless...it's just a waste of time that could be better spent doing more important things, IMO I know I'd love to see region-free BD movies and NTFS support across the board (just for 2 examples)....with devs wasting their time on stuff like this that will help the fewest people possible, it's no wonder this is as far as we have come.
      I do agree with you that it is actually not very feasible to attempt it.

      However, I do think that appreciation is enough, if you don't like nor want to use this homebrew, just skip the topic and don't complain. Folks are releasing this for FUN. They aren't paid to do this.



      Else, thanks for the interesting up, devs =)

    19. KillerBug
      07-31-2011
      06:43 AM
      19

      Also, many new things lead to other new things that are seemingly unrelated. Heck, we probably wouldn't have CFW if not for geohot unlocking the RSX in OtherOS.