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Ron Pestes
Making SD footage look sharp
on Aug 28, 2011 at 6:11:43 pm

I made an error setting up a KiPro last weekend and ended up recording ProRes in SD. Since I am being paid well for this shoot I am wondering if there is a way to make this footage a little sharper without introducing grain. I have three seminars in SD and one in HD so I need to make them look as close as possible. Final delivery is for DVD and the web.

My question is should I put the SD footage on an HD timeline to up rez it or add a little sharpening? Or is there anything else I can do to make it look better. I have used the Color Corrector 3 way filter and added a little contrast but what else should I do? Thanks for all advice.

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David Roth Weiss
Re: Making SD footage look sharp
on Aug 28, 2011 at 6:36:01 pm

Check out the demo of the Neat Video noise reduction filter.

[Ron Pestes] "should I put the SD footage on an HD timeline to up rez it or add a little sharpening?"

I'd probably go in the other direction... Cut everything as SD widescreen format and perhaps the client will never know the difference.


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Rafael Amador
Re: Making SD footage look sharp
on Aug 28, 2011 at 8:31:55 pm

[Ron Pestes] "My question is should I put the SD footage on an HD timeline to up rez"
Upsacale, then downscale?
Never.
Edit everything in SD. You are going DVD.
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