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Dave RogersAdjustment layers are they applying their effects first or last
by on Oct 4, 2012 at 11:20:55 am

I would like to apply noise reduction to several clips (all from the same camera with the same settings), then individually color correct them and finally sharpen them. If I use an adjustment layer do the effects applied to the adjustment layer get applied first or last to the clips below it.

i.e would the adjustment layer be suitable for the noise reduction or the sharpening

Thanks for any information


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Vishesh AroraRe: Adjustment layers are they applying their effects first or last
by on Oct 4, 2012 at 11:43:30 am

Yes Dave!

Adjustment layer is the best way to for this.

You can learn more about Adjustment layer from here:

http://www.adobepress.com/articles/article.asp?p=1932925&seqNum=2

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John CuevasRe: Adjustment layers are they applying their effects first or last
by on Oct 4, 2012 at 1:21:21 pm

They would get applied last. So if you individually Color Correct a layer, that would happen first and the noise effect you applied to adjustment layer would happen after.

For noise reduction or sharpening, it's probably better to apply that to the individual shots. If you have 5 shots with 5 different levels of noise reduction needed(or maybe on 1 shot not needed at all), you would end up having to create a bunch of hold keyframes for each cut. Better to tailor those effects to the individual shots.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
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Dave RogersRe: Adjustment layers are they applying their effects first or last
by on Oct 4, 2012 at 1:24:07 pm

Thank you both for your replies thats just what I needed to know


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