2008 November 13th, 17:20
Remove 'Grain' from videos
I've seen the threads that discuss how to solve low light problems while shooting footage, however, I already have footage that has been shot in low light. In Sony Vegas, the videos appear to be speckled with grain and noise in the video tracks. Is there a reasonable method to make this grain less noticeable or remove it to some degree that someone can recommend? Thanks in advance.
2008 November 13th, 17:49
Download "neat" the plugin, costs some money. Google it.
2008 November 13th, 18:25
I'll second that. Ran the Neat Video effect over some footage I captured from VHS, and the result is amazing.
2008 November 16th, 01:04
Ok... I couldn't get the Neat video to work on Premiere CS3.
I set it up the profile and "Preview" within Neat Video looks great... then I click "Apply"... but the Timeline preview doesn't show it at all... so I thought maybe it needs to render .. so I rendered the work area... and still nothing shown as if the filter never applied... anyone got the same issue? I'm so confused and not sure where to look. I can't find anything on their forum so I assume it works for everyone... what did I do wrong?
2008 November 16th, 06:25
The demo and home version dont render to full HD resolution, only the pro version does. That caught me out when I was trying the demo, I didnt think it was working but it was only removing noise from a small area in the middle of the frame. It does work quite well though.
2008 November 16th, 06:43
Neat video plug in is very good but the pricings ridiculous.
Nearly $100 for the HD version for a home user.
They need to find a better way of dividing Pro from Home Users by example adding extra features into the pro version (as opposed to cutting down the home version) now HD is universal and make a home use version available for something more reasonable such as $25-30.
2008 November 16th, 07:05
Interested if anyone has footage examples....before and after?
I know there is some on their web page but (besides locking up my system when trying to download it) they could have had an infinite number of monkeys work on it for weeks as opposed to some people in the real world having a go.
Last edited by leepback; 2008 November 16th at 07:19.
2008 November 16th, 07:50
I have a file that I've used it (the SD trial) on, which was HD. Result is bars down the side without processing and video in the middle that is processed.
I'll upload and post a link. Play it back and look to the edges - you will see the difference!
2008 November 16th, 09:55
Link Here: http://files.filefront.com/170mp4/;1.../fileinfo.html
If you get an advert page up, click proceed to filefront.
You'll need to download the video and watch in Windows media player as the flash conversion makes it impossible to see the difference by watching it online.
Look for the bars down the side and you'll see the noise compared to the centre.
BTW, I'm not guaranteeing this is a showcase of what Neat can do. I typically only manage to select an area of 30% quality. The higher the quality, the better the result so its capable of much better. It does introduce some blur but that might not be a problem in low light or with a better selection.
Finally, just wanted to say this video wasn't recorded on the HV but a digital stills at 848 x 480.
Last edited by Alsone; 2008 November 16th at 10:01.
2008 November 16th, 13:28
This sucks... I took a plunge and bought the plugin and didn't even work.. I'm trying to get their support.
2008 November 16th, 13:49
I'm using Vegas Pro so can't comment on CS3. However, there are people on here using it so maybe one of them could help you.
2008 November 18th, 06:01
Thanks - I'll have a look in an hours time when my slow-arsed PC and internet connection finishes downloading it.
Originally Posted by Alsone