I have a finished project in FCP that I output to a full Quicktime Movie - as I usually do. This time, my Quicktime has an over abundance of 'video noise'. The original in the timeline looks fine, and it is a stage lighting situation, meaning my camera is set art 6db. But I have done this same job before, under the same conditions, without seeing this much noise. Any ideas?
Dave....I may put up a screen grab. As you asked, there is a lot of 'dark' on this project - being that it is stage ballet. But here's a little more info that might be of importance:
This ballet was shot on tape. Halfway through the show, I put in a fresh tape. The fresh tape doesn't show too much noise. Only the first tape. I tried using a noise reduction filter out of FCP 6, and after it renders it looks greatly improved. But when I output a Quicktime at that point, it doesn't look the same. Never have used a noise reduction filter. Maybe that's indicative of noise reduction filters perhaps? It did improve the noise a little, but not significantly. Is it possible this could be the tape itself?