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Carlos Angeli
Advice on noise/ grain removal
on Jul 25, 2011 at 2:10:04 am

Hi, I´ve just finished shooting some products against a chroma background with a Sony HVR-Z5. I´m pleased with the overall result, but I do notice some grain in the footage.

I assume this might be due to indoor lighting conditions and would like some advice on removing the grain.

Thanks


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steve agriosi
Re: Advice on noise/ grain removal
on Jul 25, 2011 at 4:34:08 am

Neat Plugin is Probably the best.
http://www.neatvideo.com
Worth its money


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Advice on noise/ grain removal
on Jul 25, 2011 at 6:44:48 am

You can also try AE's own Remove Grain effect - I had good results with it.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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niccolo ungaro
Re: Advice on noise/ grain removal
on Jul 25, 2011 at 10:51:42 am

For me Magic Bullet Denoiser:
http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/magic-bullet-denoiser/
is the most powerful.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Advice on noise/ grain removal
on Jul 25, 2011 at 2:45:00 pm

I'll add another vote for trying the built-in Remove Grain effect first, then using Neat Video.

One word of caution: noise removal is slow.

Another word of caution: overdoing the noise removal can be hazardous to your edges (making for a bad key). Keep the effect as subtle as you can.

For next time, the easiest fix is in production: use more light when you shoot.

Walter Soyka
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Carlos Angeli
Re: Advice on noise/ grain removal
on Jul 25, 2011 at 3:02:09 pm

Thanks for the advise. I´ll try the built in Remove Grain first ad see what happens.

I did try to use more light on production but I was having too much bright/ white spots because of the product´s own shiny surface.


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niccolo ungaro
Re: Advice on noise/ grain removal
on Jul 25, 2011 at 3:36:08 pm

A good solution could be to try a presets called: AE Cinema PRO "DV RESTORATION" but actually i can not find it on the net... If you need it you can write me and I will be back to you....


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Barend Onneweer
Re: Advice on noise/ grain removal
on Jul 26, 2011 at 8:25:30 pm

In my experience Neat Video is more effective than AE's built-in Remove Grain plugin, both for removing grain and removing compression artefacts (probably just as important when shooting the Z5).

Not often mentioned is that Neat Video also has a sharpener built-in that works really well bringing in detail without nasty edges.

Barend

Raamw3rk - digital storytelling and visual effects


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Carlos Angeli
Re: Advice on noise/ grain removal
on Jul 29, 2011 at 12:27:08 pm

Hi,

thanks all for the kinf responses. I just wanted to say that you pointed me in the right direction. A combination between Neat Video and After Effects noise removal made a huge difference.

Thans again.


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Sean Kapleton
Re: Advice on noise/ grain removal
on Aug 10, 2011 at 12:50:35 pm

Just came across this thread as I have some questions about Neat Video. I was going to use Davinci Resolve's NR tool but my project has actually been graded in Color and others had advised me that the Resolve 8 noise reduction tools were not as good as Neat Video.

FCP vs. AE are render times or anything else better in AE version vs. FCP? Is there more control in AE like using a mask or whatever else to limit where the neat video filter is effecting noise?

any help would be great
thanks!


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Martin Andersen
Re: Advice on noise/ grain removal
on May 6, 2015 at 2:58:09 pm

to my surpprice.. Neat video can be put into an Adjustment layer in afterfx! :D

So you can have multiple clips under the adjustment layer.. Nice :D


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