To save me trying all the various tools available, what is a good noise reducer package for underexposed Red footage?
The normal tools I use are not as effective as on film grain, and I have a couple of shot that will need noise reduction. As it's only a couple I'm not looking for an expensive solution.
The specific noise underexposed Red generates is very different to usual 'noise', due mainly to the compression used on the already noisy footage.
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What about bringing the files into After Effects and using one of its noise reducers? I believe Adobe Premiere Pro can bring in the RED files in their native, full resolution/full color space. Then transfer over to After Effects. Either use a built in filter or try a 3rd party.
After Effects filter. I know this is below your usual "big iron" status for gear, but it might work to slum for a while.
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"I believe Adobe Premiere Pro can bring in the RED files in their native, full resolution/full color space. Then transfer over to After Effects."
You could also just bypass Premiere and load R3D files directly into After Effects up to Build 18.
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Not liking the way Temporal degrain looks? Doesn't eQ/iQ have this?
I like what I get on Baselight with temporal degrain for Red. Just have to be judicious in settings...
>> I know this is below your usual "big iron" status for gear, but it might work to slum for a while.
Vegas 9 Pro 64 bit handles R3D natively.
Neat Video is an amazingly effective noise reducer that will work with After Effects and with Final Cut Pro. I don't know if it will work with Red footage but if it can it is far more powerful than anything else I've ever seen.
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Seeing as you're in the UK I could clean them up (assuming it is only a couple) on DS for the cost of a beer.
I'd probably use Furnace, but I have other tools at my disposal.
And Steve, please let us know what you wind up using, and how happy you are with the results.
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