I recently started using Neat Video to reduce noise for my video projects, but a problem I have been running into is that the video footage looks horrible when I attempt to export it through Final Cut Pro 7. It looks fine when I'm editing the footage in FCP7, but it looks terrible once I export it. What I have discovered is that the footage looks good if I export it through Compressor, but not when I export it through FCP7. For reasons that I don't want to explain in this message thread (because it takes a lot of time to explain), I need to export this footage through FCP7 and not Compressor.
So what I have discovered is that FCP7 is capable of rendering Neat Video footage to make it look good, but for some reason it exports the footage looking like garbage. I conducted a test and uploaded it on YouTube. Below is sample footage of the actual render file off my scratch disks that I uploaded to YouTube:
(Please read the video description for additional information)
And below is the actual footage that was exported through FCP7:
After you've read through the video description of those YouTube links, could you let me know if there is anything that I could be doing differently to get decent Neat Video altered footage exported through FCP7?
Compressor is better at compressing...that's why it looks better. It doesn't sound like Compressor isn't working...so I'd say use compressor. I always export a master at full res, and then compress. And ALWAYS keep that full res master.