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  • Enhancing S VHS VIDEO FOOTAGE in PRO 19

    Posted by jerry rio on December 27, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    I have hours of footage I need to enhance/correct and edit in Vegas Pro 19. It’s S VHS footage from the 90’s shot on a Panasonic AG 450 What kind of settings should I use for the project in Vegas. And which tools would be most helpful in making the footage look as good as possible, like it was shot on more modern equipment. The goal is to edit the footage into clips for Youtube shorts, Instagram and Tik Tok. I’d like the footage to not look like an ancient blast from the past. I know there are many tutorials on color correction…etc. I always do what looks best to my eye, however I wonder if there are any standard practices when trying to enhance older video footage to make it look crisper and better. Which tools would be best? Perhaps there are some amazing AI tools. Does using the subscription plan for Vegas 21 give you any of these new AI tools….??????

    I also need to clean up the audio. I have Magix Samplitude Pro as well, but am not that proficient in using noise gates or even the denoiser in samplitude.

    On a side note do any of you use Waves plugins or something like Supertone’s Clear software (used to be Goyo)

    I just tried to download the demo and the link didn’t work?

    What do you use for cleaning up the audio?

    Thanks any input will be greatly appreciated!

    Mads Nybo jørgensen replied 2 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    December 27, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    Hey Jerry,

    On making the VHS footage look great, I recommend BorisFX or Topaz Video AI, or both for different tasks – they each have their advantages, and used the in the right combination you can get amazing results. They both have options to try them out, and they also offer discounts depending on time of year that you want to make the purchase.

    For audio, my go to is Izotope.

    They have a special holiday sale on right now, until I purchased everything, I was a user of their RX10 elements for years. My favourite noise reduction episode, was that the Producer could not hear the London Black cab driving past presenter doing a piece to camera – so we brought that part of the audio back.

    Good luck


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