EVSRNet: Efficient Video Super-Resolution With Neural Architecture Search
With the development of convolutional neural networks (CNN), the super-resolution results of CNN-based method have far surpassed traditional method. In particular, the CNN-based single image super-resolution method has achieved excellent results. Video sequences contain more abundant information compare with image, but there are few video super-resolution methods that can be applied to mobile devices due to the requirement of heavy computation, which limits the application of video super-resolution. In this work, we propose the Efficient Video Super-Resolution Network (EVSRNet) with neural architecture search for real-time video super-resolution. Extensive experiments show that our method achieves a good balance between quality and efficiency. Finally, we achieve a competitive result of 7.36 where the PSNR is 27.85 dB and the inference time is 11.3 ms/f on the target snapdragon 865 SoC, resulting in a 2nd place in the Mobile AI(MAI)2021 real-time video super-resolution challenge. It is noteworthy that, our method is the fastest and significantly outperforms other competitors by large margins.