Hi everyone, I have some old footage that is in color but is very old and grainy/blurry I'm trying to clean it up quite a bit. Any thoughts? Thanks
I've heard good things about neat video https://www.neatvideo.com/
@Dimipapa I have Neat Video, and I will say it is a fantastic noise reduction tool.
That said, the plug-in version of Neat Video would require Hitfilm Pro to run. Hitfilm Pro ALSO has a video denoiser which is almost as good as Neat Video. Hitfilm's noise reduction isn't as in-depth in fine tuning the filter, but is a lot easier to use.
Denoising will also, almost unavoidably, tend to soften the image a bit, which can be problematic if the footage is already blurry. @adamsfilms12 remind me if you're on Pro or Express. It changes the options you have available without spending money on Express add-ons.
In general, first you'll need to deal with the grain. Then you'll need to do some edge sharpening to try and recover/keep detail, THEN you'll want to do any color/contrast adjustments.
DimipapaTriem23 I'm using pro I may try Denoising but like you mentioned I'm afraid of soften too much. I'm pretty new to the whole "remastering/restoring" thing but I think you're right I should focus on removing the grain first, then edge sharpening, which if you don't mind could recommend some tutorials on edge sharpening ? That's what I'm kinda hung up on at the moment thanks.
@adamsfilms12 Here is one @FilmSensei did on an effect called High Pass Sharpen that I seem to recall has some wiggle room to it:
Hope it helps you out. BTW, I have Neat Video for Pinnacle Studio and it was great for cleaning up 90s era VHS. But that was before I started with Hitfilm.
@tddavis thank you for sharing I'll give it a watch and thanks to FilmSensei for making the video