Can anyone help with this bit of footage?

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mmace
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Can anyone help with this bit of footage?

Post by mmace » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:21 am

I bought Neat Video today, it's worked miracles on a lot of the indoor footage, but the footage from a wedding first dance on the XHA1s looks awful, I've spent 5 hours tinkering with it and cannot make it look good at all.

below is a screenshot from the premiere timeline, I have slightly lowered the gamma, lowered the contrast then reduced the noise
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If anyone knows Neat Video inside out and can recommend any settings for the video (and where to take the noise print from) that would help me then here's a small sample of the B&G's first dance/headbang:
http://www.maffmace.co.uk/headbang.m2v (9.06Mb, 5 secs, 1440x1080)

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Post by NVTeam » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:40 am

I recommend to try the following:

1. take the noise sample from the ceiling, in a frame where you can get a larger part of the ceiling

2. initially reduce the intra-frame noise reduction amounts to 0% (or just load the filter preset "No filtration");

3. increase the temporal filter radius to 3-4-5

4. check the preview in your host application

5. if the picture is still not clear enough, increase those noise reduction amounts from step 2; enable very low freq option in the filter settings.

I hope this procedure will help you get good or at least acceptable results with this quite dark footage.

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mmace
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Post by mmace » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:39 pm

thank you, I will give it a try

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Post by mmace » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:49 pm

that's brilliant, I never messed with the settings in Premiere before (the temporal filter radius etc) as I cannot read what they are (all 3 options say "Temporal fil..."

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Post by NVTeam » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:58 pm

It should be possible to expand that panel in Premiere and make them fully visible.

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What were your results?

Post by percoplus » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:17 am

That was some pretty awful noise in your original clip. I just purchased Neat Video and was wondering how that wedding turned out for you. Do you have a video posted somewhere? I am currently processing my first clip and the rendering is taking forever.

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