DGDecomb

These CUDA filters are packaged into DGDecodeNV, which is part of DGDecNV.
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Re: DGDecomb

Post by admin » Mon May 15, 2017 7:47 pm

Ah, yes, grant gorging, gatekeeping, and publication bias. I know exactly what you are talking about, and again, the sociology is a theme of my paper. One has to be careful talking about this but the special issue seems to invite it, so let's see how far it can be taken.

I've been thinking about this a lot recently. It's obvious that government funding has corrupted science and distorted the scientific process. But some research requires extensive equipment and facilities, so grant money cannot just be awarded randomly. The best I can think of right now, is to award some fraction based on capabilities while reserving some fraction to be randomly awarded to qualified applicants. That doesn't address gatekeeping and publication bias, however. The radical solution is to get government out of it completely; let private enterprise fund things. Then maybe we wouldn't be wasting our money and time on quantum computation and other nonsense.

You've obviously thought about this, gonca. What do you think?

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Re: DGDecomb

Post by gonca » Mon May 15, 2017 8:02 pm

Government funding could easily encourage "politically correct" results, while private funding would be more result oriented, with due care to not rushing to conclusions to fulfill the results that might be required.
The splitting of the funds might be a good alternative with the appropriate safeguards in place to protect the integrity of the funds distribution as well as the validity of the results of the research. In other words, no hanky panky on who gets the money or the results in an attempt to get more funding

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Re: DGDecomb

Post by Aleron Ives » Mon May 15, 2017 11:29 pm

admin wrote:The radical solution is to get government out of it completely; let private enterprise fund things.
I would argue that this would cause the opposite of the desired effect. The least reliable studies are funded by corporations with a vested interest in specific outcomes. If corporation x funds a study that says technology y is good and/or safe, and corporation x sells technology y, then it's no surprise that the study it paid for agrees with its business interests. Government funding may not be an ideal solution, but that doesn't mean the private sector has the answer, either.

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Re: DGDecomb

Post by admin » Wed May 17, 2017 12:43 pm

@Aleron

Sure, but there are two sides to that coin. A company doing basic R&D in support of new/improved products is going to be much more connected to reality and focused on real results.

@all

My experiment this morning to run the CUVID postprocessor (VPP) stand-alone on raw input (that is, taking decompressed output from any source filter) was successful (with help from nVidia for one quirky thing). That means you will soon have a stand-alone PureVideo deinterlacer/bobber.

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Re: DGDecomb

Post by admin » Wed May 17, 2017 4:03 pm

PVBob() is working and output is noticeably better than DGBob() (which is the yadif algorithm). I have a little wart with random access with double-rate that I have to fix. So probably tomorrow I can give it to y'all.

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Re: DGDecomb

Post by admin » Thu May 18, 2017 10:23 am

Slipstreamed PVBob().

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Re: DGDecomb

Post by gonca » Thu May 18, 2017 3:28 pm

Thanks for the new filter

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Re: DGDecomb

Post by admin » Thu May 18, 2017 4:46 pm

You're welcome, Sir.

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Re: DGDecomb

Post by gonca » Thu May 18, 2017 5:06 pm

I ain't no sir :lol:
Just another guy trying to do good encodes

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Re: DGDecomb

Post by admin » Thu May 18, 2017 5:08 pm

It's just a term of endearment and respect for one who has contributed much. Indulge me. :)

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