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Old February 4th, 2009, 03:15 PM   #1
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I'm in love.

I bought the neatvideo plugin for Premiere after reading about it on the forums. I shot a wedding last week with my GL2 where the reception was in an extremely dark room, just a touch above candle light.
Using a small amount of the neatvideo plugin has made what would be marginal footage look great.
Anybody else using it?
Are there even better plugins than this that should be considered?
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Old February 4th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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Got some before and after for us ?
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Old February 4th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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Sure, as soon as the computers done rendering in about 15min. I'll post some pics.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 03:42 PM   #4
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wow that plugin looks awesome! I can't wait to so your before and after!

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Old February 4th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #5
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The first pic is how the footage originally looked straight off the GL2 (no camera was usedfor this shot).
The second is using the shadow/highlight effect.
The third is after adding a bit of the neatvideo plugin.
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I'm in love.-neatvideo.bmp  
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Old February 4th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #6
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holy moly...What a difference...great to see that you were able to save the footage.

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Old February 4th, 2009, 03:54 PM   #7
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Most of the reception was shot with a 50watt camera light that worked out well but I didn't want to blind people as the b&g were going around table to table. I think it worked well and beats just using a blur.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #8
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Boy, that is really an extreme shooting situation, looks like to me.... Thanks for the tip on this plug in....
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Old February 4th, 2009, 08:17 PM   #9
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I know that sometime, somewhere, I'm gonna need this. Could be a hundred bucks well spent.

Any info on the cost in render time? Also, does it play well with other effects on the same clip?

I have one clip on a 30 second spot I'm doing (in HD) where this might work really well.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #10
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They've been saying they're working on the Mac version forever. For now I bought the still photo version and export out TIFF sequences of terribly noisy shots I have to use. It's a pain in the butt, but it works fairly well. Maybe one day they'll get that Mac version out cause it's a wonderful plugin.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 11:15 PM   #11
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It is pretty slow to render. Not terrible but slow. I rendered a clip using the shadow/highlight adjustment and also the color corrector, after those rendered I re-rendered it using the neatvideo plugin, neatvideo took about twice as long as rendering the other 2 effects. I've used it on some clips with Magic Bullet plugins, color corrector, shadow/highlight and slow motion and theres been no issues at all.
I'm starting to sound like a neatvideo salesman, but it really did save my butt on some of these clips.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 09:40 AM   #12
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They've been saying they're working on the Mac version forever. For now I bought the still photo version and export out TIFF sequences of terribly noisy shots I have to use. It's a pain in the butt, but it works fairly well. Maybe one day they'll get that Mac version out cause it's a wonderful plugin.
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Neat Video for After Effects CS4 / CS3 (Mac)

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Old March 31st, 2009, 09:44 AM   #13
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Someone call me when they release a FCP compatible plugin.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 03:03 PM   #14
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I know that sometime, somewhere, I'm gonna need this. Could be a hundred bucks well spent.

Any info on the cost in render time? Also, does it play well with other effects on the same clip?

I have one clip on a 30 second spot I'm doing (in HD) where this might work really well.
Does this plugin work on HD video?
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Old March 31st, 2009, 03:18 PM   #15
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Does this plugin work on HD video?
The "Home" version is limited to 720x576 pixels

The "Pro" Version is unlimited in frame size.
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