This entry was posted Saturday, 25 February, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Neat Video Plugin

As I was screening the footage of our latest movie “L’amour est impossible” (2012, shot in Vienna) I realized howe noise some clips very. Especially when boosting up some shadows one can see Canon’s 5D digital noise. Though noise as in film grain might be appreciated, digital noise isn’t because it can’t be compared to film grain. One can see streaks and lines of noise and the pattern isn’t evenly spread throughout the screen like film grain.
As beeing advertised in my favourite HDSLD book “DSLR cinema” by Kurt Lancaster as one of the best (and affordable) noise reduction software out there, I downloaded a demo of the Neat Video Pro plugin for After Effects and it does magic.
Analyzing the noise pattern of a scene, it filters the noise without the loss of sharpness or color.
After removing the digital noise, one can even add some virtual film grain (with Afterfx) and is on big step closer to archieving the “cinematic look” with just a canon 5D and easy post!
Check out Neat Videos software at

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