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aaphotog

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RAW files in ACR
« on: May 22, 2013, 08:44:00 PM »
What is everyones 'sharpening' settings in Adobe Camera Raw?
Amount
Radius
Detail
Masking

sergiocamara93

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Re: RAW files in ACR
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 01:37:35 AM »
I do it depending of the scene. The default 25 value is fine but you have to try and use what looks good to the eye. I don't usually mask (or just a little). Personally, I keep the noise reduction in 10 just for cleaning up fix pattern noise and go to 25-30 if I'm lifting the shadows a lot.

Sharpening and noise reduction of ACR are great but, for video, it's always better to keep those settings in lower values and do the final sharpening/denoising step in the grading software or the editor of your choice. Premiere's sharpen is pretty good, can run in real time during playback and it's non-destructive so you can change it and see what values you want.
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Re: RAW files in ACR
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 01:40:43 AM »
>it's always better

You forgot to mention why. Usually its because sharpening is best done as a final step, after all your other gradings end edits. But for my part, I can do everything in Camera RAW, including sharpening, and the final render in Premiere is faster than playig back the resulting file, because there are no effects for it to render. Thats just me, I know its not the normal routine :-)
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Re: RAW files in ACR
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2013, 02:04:06 AM »
New ACR makes you set megapixel value instead of giving you resolutions.