January 28, 2016 at 12:36PM, Edited January 28, 12:44PM
Noise Reduction banding problem solved
Hello guys I just wanted to give a quick advice for fella filmmakers.
For those who are familliar with Neat Video noise reduction plugin we all know its great plugin but sometimes it has problems with some more difficult shots. Well I came to that "difficult" shot when it had problem with some noise in the background. The noise had kinda strange characteristic and the result was that
due to the AVC-HD compression it formed really visible bending in the left upper corner where we can see gradient. So I thought I will solve it by DeBand tool from Sapphire.
As Deband tool did reduced low compression banding but the enchanced the black corner band ...
So I searched the web and Neat Video says that if you add little bit of Noise back into noise reduced footage it will reduce banding. And guess what? It worked! At least I think. Its not the best solution but in some situations it really helps.
Remeber guys for next shooting to set the right exposure so you dont make mistake like me, the footage will never look that beatiful with all these effect than it would look properly exposed.
I'm putting images of the footage down below, hope you can see something and it will help you imagine what the problem was.
FINAL RESULT WITH ADDED NOISE