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Bluesky Frame Rate Converter
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Features
This program is a DirectShow Filter which can convert the frame rate using GPU, and it has the following features.
  • Support AMD Fluid Motion*1
  • Rate conversion by frame interpolation
  • Support 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p and 60i input rates*2
  • Support 60p, 72p, 75p, 120p and 144p(GCN GPU) or x2(RDNA GPU) output rates
  • Support DXVA decoder
  • *1 Support GCN and RDNA generation dGPU and APU
  • *2 60i is converted to 24p by IVTC and converted by frame interpolation
System Requirements
About Software
This software is freeware (Donations Welcome).

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How to use
  • How to enable AMD Fluid Motion Video

    Turn on "Enable AMD Fluid Motion Video" in "Device" setting.

    * You do not need to enable on RDNA GPUs

  • About Video Player

    Please setup to use Bluesky Frame Rate Converter in DirectShow Player. For some players, the setting method is explained below.

  • About DXVA decode

    In LAV Video Decoder, please set "Hardware Decoder to use" to "DXVA2 (native)". There is no point to choose "DXVA2 (copy-back)" when using the same GPU for BlueskyFRC and for LAV Video Decoder.

  • Zero-Copy Mode Requirements
    • Video Player use Enhanced Video Renderer, madVR or MPC Video Renderer (Direct3D11)
    • Video Renderer and BlueskyFRC use the same GPU

    If these conditions are not met, BlueskyFRC will not be used.

  • About Video Quality Filter

    You can set the following filters available for GCN GPUs (Excluding some APUs).

    • Sharpness Filter (Edge Enhancement, Detail Enhancement, Resolution Enhancement)
    • Noise Filter (Temporal NR, MoComp Temporal NR)
    • Mosquito Noise Reduction
    • De-contouring
    • Dynamic Contrast (Non-Adaptive, Content Adaptive)
    • Color Filter (Color Vibrance, Color Enhancement)

    If the GPU does not support the filter, the video may not play properly. If this happens, change the filter that is causing the problem to a lower mode or "Auto" or "Off".

  • About Decode option

    If you can specify BlueskyFRC as an external filter in the video player and it is actually used, you do not need to change this setting. However, this option is a useful setting in the following cases.

    • When only a video decoder can be specified as an external filter

      In this case, turn on "Enable decode function using external decoder" and specify the decoder to be used as the external decoder.

    • When impossible to specify any external filter, but possible to specify a specific decoder (LAV Video Decoder or MPC Video Decoder)

      In this case, turn on "Enable decode function using external decoder" and specify the decoder to be used as the external decoder.

      In addition, after turn on "Enable Global Mode", run video player and specify the decoder selected this setting in the player setting.

      Note: In this case, all applications that use the decoder selected in this setting will load BlueskyFRC.

  • Status

    Displays the current status of the BlueskyFRC filter.

Changes

Version 4.6.2 (01/13/2024)

  • Fixed PotPlayer crash issue on RDNA GPU under certain situations
  • Fixed issue on RDNA GPU when enabling DXVA decode

Version 4.6.1 (12/26/2023)

  • Fixed color shift issue on RDNA GPU when enabling DXVA decode and disabling Zero-Copy Mode

Version 4.6.0 (12/23/2023)

  • Added x2 rate conversion for Radeon RX 6000/7000 series (Adrenalin Edition 23.12.1 or newer is required)

Version 4.5.2 (07/07/2023)

  • Fixed screen rotation issue when using PotPlayer on Verson 4.5.x

Version 4.5.1 (06/10/2023)

  • Fixed player might crash when using madVR without Zero-Copy Mode
  • Minor fix

Version 4.5.0 (04/09/2023)

  • Added support for 50p and 60p input rates
  • Added support for 75p output rate
  • Minor improvement and fix

Version 4.4.3 (03/22/2023)

  • Fixed could not use 25p and 30p to 60p conversion on Kaveri APU

Version 4.4.2 (02/24/2023)

  • Fixed playback issue on Version 4.4.1

Version 4.4.1 (02/23/2023)

  • Fixed GPU memory usage kept increasing during frame step when using MPC Video Renderer or madVR with Zero-Copy Mode

Version 4.4.0 (01/22/2023)

  • Added support to set maximum resolution for each output rate

Version 4.3.0 (01/08/2023)

  • Added support to convert 24p/25p/30p/60i to 120p and 144p
  • Reduced GPU usage when enabling Anti Frame Blend Mode

Version 4.2.2 (01/03/2023)

  • Fixed playback issue when enabling "Enable support for DXVA decoder" option on Version 4.2.1

Version 4.2.1 (12/18/2022)

  • Fixed "Enable AMD Fluid Motion Video" setting was gray out when using old display driver

Version 4.2.0 (11/15/2022)

  • Now automatically enables AMD Fluid Motion Video when AFM is disabled for some reason
  • Minor changes

Version 4.1.0 (08/21/2022)

  • Fixed "Enable AMD Fluid Motion Video" setting was gray out under specific situations
  • Added support to change strength of Video Quality Filter on BlueskyFRCUtility
  • Minor changes

* In this version, "Video Quality Filter" setting is initialized, please reset it.

Version 4.0.0 (08/13/2022)

  • Added 25p and 30p to 72p conversion
  • Reduced GPU usage when converting 24p and 60i to 72p
  • Improved smoothness when converting 25p to 60p
  • Added support for Zero-Copy Mode in MPC Video Renderer
  • Changed behavior of Video Quality Filter
  • Minor improvements and changes

* In this version, "Input" setting of "Rate Conversion" is initialized, please reset it.

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