A&P What's the hotness in noise reduction?

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  1. ok_computer

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    What's the best, is there a generally accepted program that performs better?

    Willing to pay, download's ideal obviously.

    Thanks brotato pancakes
     
  2. TheManLouisianaFace

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    Noise ninja is still my favorite. But you have to use it right.


    People will tell you it just softens your image - yeah if you just let it do generic NR. You need to shoot the included chart at the iso of the image you want to NR and let it profile for your specific body, then it can do luma NR which barely costs you any sharpness.

    Basically, RTFM and don't be lazy. You can find premade profiles on the web, but I've always had the best luck taking the time to make my own at every iso for my bodies.

    You need mac or windows?
     
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    if it's worth the time, I'll profile correctly :x:
     
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    d3s....



    :mamoru:
     
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    Used one a week ago, shit's fucking BONKERS.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: troof
     
  7. TheManLouisianaFace

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    Mac standalone and aperture:

    http://www.filedropper.com/nn_2


    Yes, make a profile for your body. Unless you do that, it can't lean on the luma noise for your particular sensor, and it basically becomes the photoshop noise removal tool.
     
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    I'm so jealous...

    I'm over here about to pee myself because I got a line on a d700... Can't imagine how nice the d3s is...
     
  9. ok_computer

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    It's almost unbelievable. I was like :eek5: the whole night
     
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    Thanks brother
     
  11. Keegan

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    Thanks. Will try this out with the 1d2. Curious to see what it does on iso 1250 and 1600

    How hard is making a custom profile?
     
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    Read the instructions it's not too bad.

    Basically, you set your body for the iso of the images you want to do NR on. Display the included chart graphic, I think it's a PNG or TIFF included in the folders full screen on your monitor. And take a pic of it.

    Use manual focus, and defocus a little, so the software doesn't see the lines from the LCD segments and thinks it's noise.

    Use your RGB histograms to make sure you don't clip any particular color.

    Then tell it to profile chart instead of profile image, and point it to the tiff from your camera you made of the chart. Then save that as a profile "D80 @ 1600" or something.

    From then on, when you have a 1600 iso image from that body, you just load that profile and hit remove noise.
     
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    Is making your own profile for each ISO that much better than using the profiles you can get from their site for each particular body?
     
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    For me, yes. I dl'd the D80 profiles, and they either did nothing, or looked like gaussian blur. Don't know why. But when I made my own they worked great.
     
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    Thanks for pointing out this program to me. I just downloaded a copy, made some profiles and played around with it and :eek3:. Time to buy the license.
     

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