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Removing Colored Noise From Blackmagic Cinema Camera Footage


Here is a tutorial to remove  chroma noise from your Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage WITHOUT losing much (if any) sharpness and detail. I personally find colored noise a bit distracting. I don’t like the look of it. However, I do like the look of the colorless noise in the Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage. It’s more “film grain” than “video noise” to me. This of course is personal preference, so keep that in mind.

On a side note, if you want to remove the noise, the best thing to do is expose to the right. Set your zebras at 100% and then expose all the way up to that, then pull back a little so you’re not clipping. This will give you the best image quality without much noise. Also, you’ll have to excuse the web compression, as it adds blockiness and inaccurately displays the video. At any rate, enjoy!


PS – Try this technique out on footage with moire and see if it makes the moire a little less noticeable. This could help remove that rainbow “pinging” that if present in fine detail with moire. If you try it, let me know the results!

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    • PaulDV on

      Thanks for reading, Jason! Hopefully it helps!

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