Editor’s note: This post is part of our weekly In the NVIDIA Studio series, which celebrates featured artists, offers creative tips and tricks, and demonstrates how NVIDIA Studio technology improves creative workflows. We’re also deep diving on new GeForce RTX 40 Series GPU features, technologies and resources, and how they dramatically accelerate content creation.
Mr_Vudoo is a digital renaissance man — a livestreamer, video editor, gamer and entertainer skilled in producing an array of content for his audience.
This week’s featured artist In the NVIDIA Studio, he recently acquired a new GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER graphics card, which helps creators like him take their content to the next level. (Read more about the 4080 SUPER below.)
There’s no better place for creative types to connect with others and explore what’s next in AI and accelerated computing than GTC, which is back in-person, from March 18-21 in San Jose.
From the keynote by NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang to hundreds of sessions, exhibits and networking events, GTC delivers something for every technical level and interest area, including sessions on how to power content creation using OpenUSD and generative AI. GTC registration is open for virtual or in-person attendance.
In other NVIDIA Studio news, Topaz Labs, a company that delivers AI-powered photo and video enhancement software, recently adopted NVIDIA TensorRT acceleration for its new Remove Tool. It uses AI to replace unwanted objects in an image with a context-aware background. The tool expedites photo editing workflows, delivering 2.4x faster processing on a GeForce RTX 4090 GPU compared with an Apple MacBook M3 Max.
Mr_Vudoo Taps RTX for a Livestreaming Upgrade
Mr_Vudoo’s Twitch channel is known for its variety of unique content. In his Trading Card Games series, Mr_Vudoo opens trading card packs and competes at one of the highest levels live on stream. In his Gameplay series, he goes back to his original love for gaming, streaming both multiplayer online games and third-person shooters. And in his In Real Life series, he breaks the norm of traditional streaming bringing his viewers outside to share his everyday life experiences.
It takes significant computing power to bring these series to life. Mr_Vudoo’s GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER features the eighth-generation NVIDIA NVENC — an independent component for encoding video that frees up the system to run games or tackle other compute-intensive tasks. Using it, Mr_Vudoo can achieve a more seamless streaming experience.
“It’s a revelation to stream with high-quality settings and get almost no performance loss in games,” he said.
Mr_Vudoo can also join in the new Twitch Enhanced Broadcasting beta, powered by GeForce RTX GPUs and NVENC, to broadcast up to three resolutions simultaneously at up to 1080p. This eliminates the need to trade off resolution for stream reliability.
In the coming months, Enhanced Broadcasting beta testers will be able to experiment with higher input bit rates, up to 4K resolutions, support for up to five concurrent streams and new codecs.
Mr_Vudoo uses a number of AI-enabled features in the video and photo editing part of his creative workflow. With RTX acceleration, he can add a video camera effect with a timed zoom and a film strip transition in real time without having to render the entire project.
“Adding multiple effects on a clip without affecting the preview of the video is a massive time-saver,” he said.
DaVinci Resolve has several RTX-accelerated AI features that can boost content creation, offering tools to smooth slow-motion effects or provide seamless video super resolution. These features are available to all RTX GPU owners.
“GeForce RTX graphics cards are the best GPUs for video editors to use, as they can render tasks much faster, allowing us to become more efficient with our work.” — Mr_Vudoo
Mr_Vudoo can quickly export files with the RTX 4080 SUPER’s dual encoders, which work in tandem to slash export times nearly in half.
In post-production, Mr_Vudoo uses Adobe Photoshop’s AI-powered subject selection tool to quickly isolate objects in an image, instead of having to manually crop them out, speeding his work.
Mr_Vudoo also taps the free NVIDIA Broadcast app to boost his productivity.
“I’ve utilized the video noise removal and background replacement the most,” he said. “The eye contact feature was very interesting and quite honestly took me by surprise at how well it worked.”
AI has become an irreplaceable part of Mr_Vudoo’s content creation process, helping him quickly and effortlessly produce his best work. Catch him on Twitch.
RTX 4080 SUPER Brings Super Performance
GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER graphics cards are changing the content creation game.
Generative AI apps like Adobe Photoshop can take advantage of the GPU’s Tensor Cores to speed productivity and creative workflows. With the 4080 SUPER, 3D apps like Blender can run up to 70% faster than on previous-generation graphics cards. And video editing apps like Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve can accelerate AI effects over 30% faster than with the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
For gamers, the RTX 4080 SUPER enables greater immersion, with fully ray-traced visuals and the ability to run all settings at max. It delivers twice the speed of the RTX 3080 Ti, up to 836 trillion operations per second, in the most graphically intensive games with DLSS Frame Generation.
Since its release, GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Series GPUs have been put to the test in creating, gaming and other AI-powered tasks. Here’s what some reviewers had to say:
- “Jumping over to creative professionals and content creators, the 4080 Super also provides nice performance gains over the standard GeForce RTX 4080 in applications like Blender, Maya, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve and more. This means users can take full advantage of what the NVIDIA 4080 SUPER offers in much more than just gaming and can push the software they use for streaming, video creation, audio and 3D creation to get the most out of their PC.” – CG Magazine
- “Features like NVIDIA Broadcast and Reflex hold deep practical appeal; RTX Video Super Resolution uses AI to make ugly videos beautiful. And NVIDIA maintains a strong lead in most creative and machine learning/AI workloads if you like to put your GPU to work when you’re not playing — witness the dual AV1 encoders in the 4080 SUPER” — PC World
- “Blender can make use of the RT cores on NVIDIA’s GPUs through the OptiX ray tracing rendering engine, and as a result, performance is much higher than any competing GPU in a similar class. The GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER notches another victory over its namesake, and dang the RTX 4090 is a beast.” – Hot Hardware
- “In terms of creative performance, the RTX 4080 SUPER walks away the winner against the RX 7900 XTX, even if you don’t factor in the fact that Blender Benchmark 4.0.0 workloads wouldn’t even run on the RX 7900 XTX (though the RX 7900 XT was able to run them, just not nearly as well).” – Tech Radar
- “And when you throw in RTX technologies like DLSS into the mix, NVIDIA’s superior AV1 encoding quality, content-creator-friendly features, and performance, plus generative AI capabilities – and there’s a lot more to the story here than pure 4K gaming EXPERT-ise.” — TweakTown
Discover what RTX 4080 SUPER Series graphics cards and systems are available.