MSU Video Frame Interpolation Benchmark

Discover the best algorithm for high-quality and smooth slow motion videos

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G&M Lab head: Dr. Dmitriy Vatolin
Measurements, analysis: 
Andrey Akifev,
Konstantin Kozhemiakov

Key features of the Benchmark

  • Comparison of 8 methods of video frame interpolation
  • A new dataset with gaming content and real-life footage
  • 5 objective metrics for interpolation quality assessment and speed measurement of algorithms
  • Subjective comparison with more than 400 participants (powered by


The table below shows a comparison of all Video Frame Interpolation methods. You can sort the table by a specific metric.
To walk through papers and implementations of algorithms go to the Participants tab. Discover details of the comparison in the Methodology tab.


Rank Algorithm Subjective PSNR SSIM VMAF LPIPS MS-SSIM FPS

* these algorithms do not require computing power


Speed/Quality trade-off

Metric: Test:


This section presents visualizations of all algorithms.

  • The first line is full-sized frames
  • The second line is crops from interpolated intermediate frames
  • The third and fourth lines are the visualizations of error maps of PSNR and SSIM respectively.
You can select up to three models for comparison and one of the test videos. Use sliding window to zoom ROI and better consider interpolation artifacts.


Model 1: Model 2: Model 3:

Drag a red rectangle in the area, which you want to crop.





Your method submission

Verify the interpolation ability of your Video Frame Interpolation algorithm and compare it with other solutions. You can see information about other participants here.

1. Download input data
Download low frame rate videos
2. Apply your algorithm Interpolate intermediate frames of low FPS videos using your algorithm.
You can also send us the code of your method or the executable file and we will run it ourselves.
3. Send us result Send us an email to with the following information:
    A. Name of your method that will be specified in our benchmark
    B. Link to the cloud drive (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.), containing output frames.
      You can send us files in the following formats:
      1) .png
      2) .mov, if you make a video of the frames yourself
      Please read the evaluation section of the methodology before submitting your algorithm
    C. (Optional) Execution time of your algorithm and information about used GPU
    D. (Optional) Any additional information about the method:
      1. Full name of your model
      2. The parameter set that was used
      3. A link to the code of your model, if it is available
      4. A link to the paper about your model, if it is available
      5. Any other additional information


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04 Oct 2022
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