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Quick Tip: Denoise your Footage the Right Way

Shooting in low-light situations with high ISO settings can introduce some digital noise in your footage. In this quick tip tutorial I’m going to show you how to get rid of it the right way, quickly and easily. Let’s take a closer look at it! Disclaimer: Let me first say that I am not a Neat Video Ambassador. Like every other article on cinema5D, Neat Video, or any other brand, did not pay me to write this article. I bought this plugin with my own money, and this is my unbiased opinion. Image credit: Jeff Loch Digital Noise Let’s start this article with a quick technical reminder about exposure, ISO settings, and digital noise. If you shoot video in low-light situations there are only a couple of things you can play with to get a correct exposure: lighting, aperture, and sensitivity (or ISO). If you can’t get more light onto your subject and your aperture is already wide open, your only choice is to crank up your ISO settings. By increasing your ISO settings, you are telling your camera to increase the voltage of an amplifier close to the sensor, which brightens the image. By doing so, you’re also introducing more digital noise in your final image. Indeed, modern camera sensors are getting better and better at handling digital noise and low-light situations. Still, sometimes you don’t have the choice, and you have to shoot at settings that would be unimaginable a couple of years ago, which results in digital...

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Published By: CineD - Saturday, 6 June

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