June 3, 2015 at 12:39PM

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DSLR Grain & Noise

Hello all,

I am shooting with a Canon T3i and EOS M, and have found even at ISO 100, there is noise and grain in my shots. At any time I am using either a Canon 50mm 1.4 or Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 at almost wide open. The cameras have a hard time discerning dark areas and adding grain to those places.

What are your suggestions for reducing noise? What settings do you use? I would really like to hear ways to reduce noise in camera without post production software, but just for my information, is Neat Video still the top software for noise reduction? Is there anything free or cheaper out there that has similar results?

Thanks!

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Usually noise is from underexposed picture, that mean you must more light :-D
yes, for me Neat Video is the best on market, i use it from over 10 years, i tested many others, but nothing is so good and neat (sorry for words' joke) like it.
the best way to obtain it clean is shooting a target picture (youcan print from neatvideo website picture) before every different shooting, everytimes you change white balance, iso, iris setup you shoot a target, or at least a black (with cap on) sample of noise.
if you sample noise structure from black or better from picture target you can reduce at best without sacrifice real dectail.
other way to work better is to use magic lantern, record more high bit rate, to avoid that noise is ruined from h264 compression.

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