Neat Video not respecting clip retiming - Resolve 17.1 / NV OFX 5.4.0

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stephenabbott
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Neat Video not respecting clip retiming - Resolve 17.1 / NV OFX 5.4.0

Post by stephenabbott »

Greetings community,

NeatVideo OFX 5.4.0 appears to not respect clip speed/retming settings in Resolve v17.1.

Temporal filtering introduces incorrect frames in shots that have been slowed down, sped up, or reversed at 100%. Of course this could be a bug on Resolve's side and how it supplies adjacent retimed frames...

I've tried altering, with no change:

- Noise profile generic vs. custom.
- Temporal NR quality, radius.
- Render settings (CPU vs. GPU vs. both).
- Node and clip-level caching.
- New project vs. existing project.

Disabling temporal NR fixes the issue.

Anything else you can recommend, or a bug fix?

Thanks!
Stephen

PS > I've seen the Resolve known issues, but the clips showing problems are not standard, not nested/compound, and are progressive @ 24 fps.

PPS > System details: Mac Pro 5,1 / AMD RX580 / MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 / Resolve 17.1 build 24 / NeatVideo 5.4.0
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Re: Neat Video not respecting clip retiming - Resolve 17.1 / NV OFX 5.4.0

Post by NVTeam »

Please create a minimum test project with (ideally) just one short clip and one effect (Neat Video) applied to it besides any necessary time adjustments. Please verify that the problem is reproducible in the test project and then send the test project with the source clip to us (support at neatvideo.com) for analysis. Once we reproduce the problem on our machines, we can identify the root cause of the issue and possibly find a solution or workaround.

Thank you,
Vlad
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Re: Neat Video not respecting clip retiming - Resolve 17.1 / NV OFX 5.4.0

Post by stephenabbott »

Hi Vlad,

Thanks for the quick reply. Sure, here is a .dra, zipped on Frame.io.

More comments:

- I've also investigated different kinds of source media: the problem exists with both long-GOP and intra-frame.
- Error present in 24 and 25 fps source/project.
- I've re-checked project-wide scaling and retiming settings, no change to the error.
- Lastly, one interesting thing I noticed: when node/output caching is disabled, the paused/frame-advance preview is correct. But when playing back, the error is present.

Thanks,
Stephen
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Re: Neat Video not respecting clip retiming - Resolve 17.1 / NV OFX 5.4.0

Post by NVTeam »

Hi Stephen,

Thank you for preparing a test project. I hope it includes the clip as well.

Could you please upload it to www.wetransfer.com (which doesn't require registering unlike frame.io)?

Thank you,
Vlad
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Re: Neat Video not respecting clip retiming - Resolve 17.1 / NV OFX 5.4.0

Post by stephenabbott »

Sure. Yes, the media is included.

This is a public Frame.io link; any details may be filled into the download page, they are not vetted at all. But here it is uploaded to Wetransfer.
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Re: Neat Video not respecting clip retiming - Resolve 17.1 / NV OFX 5.4.0

Post by NVTeam »

Thank you very much. We could reproduce the problem and it is more or less clear where it comes from but it is not yet clear how to avoid that in the best possible way. We will try to discuss that with the developers of the host application to see what could be done.

Vlad
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Re: Neat Video not respecting clip retiming - Resolve 17.1 / NV OFX 5.4.0

Post by stephenabbott »

Hi again,

Ok, thanks.

One solution: as was suggested on BMD's forum, rendering a video 'mixdown', baking in the speed effects solves this problem by hiding the retiming from Neat Video. Resolve 17's new render in place feature is probably the easiest way to deploy this. Requires intermediate files which is pretty inelegant, but this will work in a pinch...

Stephen
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Re: Neat Video not respecting clip retiming - Resolve 17.1 / NV OFX 5.4.0

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Yes, it is a common workaround in such situations.

Vlad
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Re: Neat Video not respecting clip retiming - Resolve 17.1 / NV OFX 5.4.0

Post by stephenabbott »

Hi again,

Resolve 17.1.1 came out today, doesn't appear to fix this problem.
Any update from your side?

Thanks,
Stephen
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Re: Neat Video not respecting clip retiming - Resolve 17.1 / NV OFX 5.4.0

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Unfortunately we haven't received a reply from Resolve regarding our bug report yet.
It is likely that they haven't considered it yet.

Vlad
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