- April 12, 2005 at 4:54 am
Just thought I’d share this info for anyone having to do a lot of work with DV footage. I’m getting my most recent film ready for broadcast, finally(!), and have been really upset with how much the video has fallen apart with color correction. Everything was shot on a couple of PD-150s and a PD-100, and after finishing everything, it’s been really shocking at how much compression artifacts I’m getting. Oh, well, it’s DVCAM, so what are you going to do?
I’ll tell you what to do. If you’ve got the rendering time, check out Algolith’s DNR After Effects plug-in.
I purchased the week-long license, and did some tests, and WOW! The plug-in defaults to a setting of 20 when you add it to a clip, but I felt that it was much too high. I was losing detail in people’s faces. So, I lowered the setting to 5 and it seemed to be enough for what I was looking for. It really is like magic. It keeps all of the detail and just gets rid of the excessive video noise and a huge amount of the compression artifacting. Amazing.
Here are a couple of before and after frames:
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