MSU Video Super-Resolution Benchmark: Detail Restoration — find the best upscaler

Discover the newest methods and find the most appropriate method for your tasks

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G&M Lab head: Dr. Dmitriy Vatolin
Measurements, analysis: 
Anastasia Kirillova,
Eugene Lyapustin

What’s new

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  • 26.08.2021 Added 8 new algorithms
  • 15.07.2021 Improved Visualization section to be more user-friendly and added plots with the metric difference on BI and BD degradation to Leaderboard section
  • 26.04.2021 Beta-version Release

Key features of the Benchmark

  • New metrics for the detail restoration quality
    • Check methods’ ability to restore real details
  • The most complex content for restoration task: faces, text, QR-codes, car numbers, unpatterned textures, small details
    • See plots and visualizations for particular content types
  • Different degradation types to lower the resolution: bicubic interpolation (BI) and Gaussian blurring and downsampling (BD), with and without noise
    • Many methods use only one degradation type for their training datasets (e.g. bicubic interpolation) and do not work well on others. Choose the method that didn’t overfit the test dataset
  • Subjective comparison of new and popular Super-Resolution methods


The table below shows a comparison of Video Super Resolution methods by subjective score and a few objective metrics. Default ranking is by subjective score. You can click on the model's name in the table to read information about the method. You can see information about all participants here.

Rank Model Subjective ERQAv1.0 LPIPS SSIM-Y** QRCRv1.0 PSNR-Y**


In this section, you can see barcharts and speed-to-performance plots. You can choose metric, motion, content, and degradation type, see tests with or without noise.
You can see information about all participants here.

Metric: Test: Content:

Metric: Test: Content:

Highlight the plot region where you want to zoom in


In this section, you can choose a part of the frame with particular content, see a cropped piece from this, MSU VQMT PSNR* Visualization, and ERQAv1.0 Visualization for this crop. In part "QR-codes" codes, which can be detected, are surrounded by a blue rectangle. You can see information about all participants here.
*We visualize shifted PSNR metric by applying MSU VQMT PSNR Visualization to frames with optimal shift for PSNR.

Frame: Content:

Model 1: Model 2: Model 3:

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





Your method submission

Verify the restoration ability of your VSR algorithm and compare it with state-of-the-art solutions.
You can see information about all other participants here.

1. Download input data
Download input low-resolution videos as sequences of frames in .png format
There are 2 available options:
    a. Download 1 folder with all videos, joined in one sequence here.
    Neighboring videos are separated by 10 black frames, which will be skipped for evaluation.
    b. If you worry this strategy can decrease your performance, you can download 12 folders
    with 100 frames each here.

2. Apply your algorithm Restore high-resolution frames with 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.
    Check that the number of output frames matches the number of input frames:
      1310 frames in one folder for download option (a)
      12 folders with 100 frames each for download option (b)
    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. Any other additional information
      4. A link to the code of your model, if it is available
      5. A link to the paper about your model
      6. Any characteristics of your model's architecture (e.g. motion compensation, propagation, fusion)

Contact Us

For questions and propositions, please contact us:

Cite Us

To refer to our benchmark or metric ERQA in your work, cite one of our papers:

author={Anastasia Kirillova and Eugene Lyapustin and Anastasia Antsiferova and Dmitry Vatolin},
title={ERQA: Edge-restoration Quality Assessment for Video Super-Resolution},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,},

MSU Video Quality Measurement Tool


    The tool for performing video/image quality analyses using reference or no-reference metrics

Widest Range of Metrics & Formats

  • Modern & Classical Metrics SSIM, MS-SSIM, PSNR, VMAF and 10+ more
  • Non-reference analysis & video characteristics
    Blurring, Blocking, Noise, Scene change detection, NIQE and more

Fastest Video Quality Measurement

  • GPU support
    Up to 11.7x faster calculation of metrics with GPU
  • Real-time measure
  • Unlimited file size

  • Main MSU VQMT page on

Crowd-sourced subjective
quality evaluation platform

  • Conduct comparison of video codecs and/or encoding parameters

What is it? is a web platform for conducting fast crowd-sourced subjective comparisons.

The service is designed for the comparison of images, video, and sound processing methods.

Main features

  • Pairwise comparison
  • Detailed report
  • Providing all of the raw data
  • Filtering out answers from cheating respondents

26 Apr 2021
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