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Intel® Clear Video Technology FAQ

Contents:

What is Intel® Clear Video Technology?
Does my computer support Intel Clear Video Technology?
Can I improve the quality of my video playback using this technology?
Will this technology let me change display colors and the color quality of my video playback?
Can I change the aspect ratio for my wide screen display using this technology?
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What is Intel® Clear Video Technology?
Intel Clear Video Technology is a collection of video playback and enhancement features to improve the end user’s viewing experience. Read more about Intel® Clear Video Technology.

The Intel® Graphics Control Panel provides the end-user settings to configure individual features of Intel® Clear Video Technology. These settings are not available with the graphics drivers for Windows* XP and older operating systems. Additionally, these settings are system-wide, and are not configured on a “per user” basis.

Note Some settings are only available depending on; the product, the graphics driver, and the Intel® Graphics Control Panel version in use. Furthermore, your computer manufacturer may have customized the available settings.

Does my computer support Intel Clear Video Technology?
The Video Settings button is only displayed on chipsets supporting Intel Clear Video Technology and using latest version of the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver. These settings are not available on Windows XP.

Chipsets that do not support Intel Clear Video Technology include: Intel® Q33, Q35, Q43, Q45, Q963, and Q965 Express Chipsets.

To identify your chipset , see How to identify your Intel chipset.
To check your driver version, see Do I have the latest Intel graphics driver?

If you have verified that you are using a supported chipset and driver version, check the Intel Graphics Driver Properties window to see if the Intel Clear Video Technology controls are available:

  1. Open the Intel Graphics Properties. This can be done using one of several different methods.
  2. On the Display Devices tab, check the availability of the;
    1. Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel = Video Button
    2. Intel® Graphics and Media Control Panel = Media Button
    3. Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Control Panel = Video Settings Button

Can I improve the quality of my video playback using this technology?
The CVT (Clear Video Technology) settings allow you to configure advanced de-interlacing, picture sharpness, and noise reduction, and various other settings. These features focus on improving video playback.

Note Some Video Quality settings may not be available if not supported by the computer’s chipset.


Figure 1a: Image Enhancement sub menu


Figure 1b: Image Enhancement Tab


Figure 1c: Video Quality Tab

Will this technology let me change display colors and the color quality of my video playback?
The Color settings allow you to configure video visual attributes such as brightness, contrast, hue and saturation through the Processing Amplifier (ProcAmp). ProcAmp is an amplifier designed to adjust video visual attributes, such as brightness, contrast, hue and saturation.


Figure 2a: Color Enhancement sub menu


Figure 2b: Color Enhancement Tab


Figure 2c: Color Control Tab

Can I change the aspect ratio for my widescreen display using this technology?
The Video Scaling options allow you to enable and configure various settings of Non-Linear Anamorphic Scaling (NLAS). NLAS scales content with 4:3 aspect ratio to widescreen displays with 16:9 aspect ratio while minimizing the loss of image quality.


Figure 3a:
Image Scaling sub menu


Figure 3b: Image Scaling Tab


Figure 3c: Video Scaling Tab

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Supported Operating Systems

Operating System:

Windows Vista *, Windows 7 *, Windows 8*, Windows 8.1*

This applies to:

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 2500
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4200
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4400
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4600
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 5000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Intel® 82810 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82815 Graphics Controller
Intel® 82830M Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82845G Graphics Controller
Intel® 82852/82855 Graphics Controller Family
Intel® 82865G Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82915G/82910GL Express Chipset Family
Intel® 82945G Express Chipset
Intel® 82946GZ Graphics Controller
Intel® 82G965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q963 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® B43 Express Chipset
Intel® Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® G31 Express Chipset
Intel® G33 Express Chipset
Intel® G35 Express Chipset
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel® G45 Express Chipset
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (Intel® GMA 3150)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Series
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 500 (Intel® GMA 500)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 600 (Intel® GMA 600)
Intel® HD Graphics 5300 for Intel® Core™ M Processors
Intel® Pentium® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family

Solution ID: CS-029863
Last Modified: 05-Sep-2014
Date Created: 21-Oct-2008