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Grainy/noisy footage issue

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Help' started by syncorswim, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. syncorswim

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    Hi guys. Is anyone else having issues with grainy footage when using the Inspire 1 camera? I've been filming in 4k, 25 fps and even with the lowest ISO setting and a shutter speed of 50 there still seems to be lots of grain/noise present in the footage. As far as I'm aware there should be pretty much no grain/noise especially when using a low ISO setting? Does anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. Kilrah

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    Everybody. It's not a "problem", just a characteristic of the camera that it is quite noisy. You can try lowering the sharpness a little in the settings as it sharpens the footage a lot by default and makes noise more visible by doing so.
     
  3. syncorswim

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    Yeah but it should't have that much noise as the footage is pretty much unusable. I've tried reducing the sharpness to -1 but this just makes the footage too soft. I'm going to try a few more experiments in both 4k and HD to see if this helps but I'm beginning to think there might be an issue with the camera.
     
  4. Chuck Lawson

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    Tiny sensors are tiny sensors. The best workaround I've found is to set the sharpness to -1, and then selectively sharpen in post.
     
  5. syncorswim

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    Thanks Chuck. It's looking like that might have to be the workflow or a noise reduction tool. It's a bit disappointing though. Hopefully this is addressed with future updates!
     
  6. Chuck Lawson

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    Hopefully we'll see some firmware improvements over time. I shoot a lot around a lake, and the default sharpening tends to make all the sparkling small water highlights look like a swarm of bees.
     
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  7. syncorswim

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    Yeah fingers-crossed! Haha true, or like it's raining randomly! I'm going to do more tests and then run it through DaVinci Resolve to see if I can get rid if that pesky noise!
     
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    9 month old thread and you bring it to the top?
    Are you new here - lol?
     
  10. Carlsberg

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    and then no link to where the software can be purchased and how uch?
     
  11. Cooper

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    Yes, I am new here. Googled "Inspire grainy" and found this thread. Thought it might be helpful to those in it to use the plugin.
     
  12. Cooper

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    Sorry, there is a link on the page to purchase. There are many options. Here is the purchase page:
    Neat Video :: purchase a license for Neat Video
    For the version I got (Premiere Pro and larger than HD coverage), it was $99.90. Hope that helps!
     
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    If he started a new one someone would've bitched about him not using search, you can't win these things, lol
     
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