Noise Reduction / Elimination

Viewing 2 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #37518
      TheGrimmSleeper
      Participant

      Hello. Seeking advice, here.

      I recently shot a short film on a Panny HVX-200 (in HD 720 / 24p). Didn’t realize until halfway through the shoot that the gain us turned all the way up. Unfortunately, a reshoot isn’t possible, and we couldn’t do it that day either due to fading daylight. The scene is set outside and for the most part, it’s all right. However, for at least two shots, the noise created by the gain being up is very noticeable – particularly in the hair of the brunette leading lady.

      I’m editing on the latest version of Final Cut Pro, and am slightly less than desperate to figure out how to improve the image quality. I’ve tried some freebie “grain reducer” filters that have had little to no effect. The other option, changing the rest of the footage in some way or obscuring all of the footage in some way (like, say, intentionally adding grain / noise and making it look like an older film) isn’t really feasible for this type of short.

      Of course, I realize I may just be screwed here. But if anyone’s had any luck with reducing grain in FCP, I’d deeply appreciate advice!

    • #166406
      Rob
      Participant

      I’m guessing by “noise” you mean “visual noise.” You probably need a third party plug in:

      DE:Noise

      It will cost you some money, but these plug-in is still very useful even if you shot on +0dB gain. You will probably use it on every video.

    • #166407
      TheGrimmSleeper
      Participant

      Yep, visual noise – thanks!

Viewing 2 reply threads
  • The forum ‘Miscellaneous Techniques’ is closed to new topics and replies.

Best Products

The best audio editing software for video editors — 2021

Let's look at the best audio editing software currently on the market, then go over the most important features to consider as you shop.
homicide-bootstrap