Author Topic: Shot some raw at a club. WHY SO NOISY!  (Read 5444 times)

zacshome

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Shot some raw at a club. WHY SO NOISY!
« on: July 03, 2013, 03:36:25 AM »
ok so I posted yesterday with no demo, but I graded a few shots last night but to be honest.. not sure what the point was because it ends up look pretty much the same because it is so noisy I have to kill the blacks to hide it.... I shot at 4000iso and that would normally be fine... maybe the trick is to not worry about iso noise and shoot higher then bring the highlights down later.. I duno...it just isn't helping me.

Plus..why are you guys converting your footage after you have your tiff files...the tiff files are very editable..


noisyboy

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Re: Shot some raw at a club. WHY SO NOISY!
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 04:06:50 AM »
If you're getting used to shooting raw and exposing correctly then this might make for good reading:

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5693.0

Are you getting this noise with the actual DNG's or when editing your TIFF's?

My guess is that you probably underexposed which is quite an easy thing to do when getting used to shooting raw as you end up getting kinda obsessed with the ability to pull back those delicious highlights but lifting underexposed shadows and mids is always going to yield more noise as the left of the histogram records less data (which is a pretty layman's terms way of explaining it). Best thing to do is read that article - it'll make more sense than my tired-ass ramblings at 3am.

Sorry if a) I explained that badly and b) this is stuff you already know ;)

Nice footage by the way  8)

ItsMeLenny

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Re: Shot some raw at a club. WHY SO NOISY!
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 01:46:01 PM »
I find clubs to be quite noisy in general, so I don't go to them.
You could try using either ear plugs or ear muffs.

AnotherDave

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Re: Shot some raw at a club. WHY SO NOISY!
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 01:52:52 PM »
Over-expose slightly (without blowing out your highlights) and bring the exposure down in post.  This will improve your signal-to-noise ratio. 

Also, it's a dark night club... 

iunknown

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Re: Shot some raw at a club. WHY SO NOISY!
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 06:30:20 PM »
Canon cameras normally apply in camera noise reduction to your video files.  You therefore have to do it in post.  Look at dark energy, you will get better low light results than the original h264, using raw.

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Re: Shot some raw at a club. WHY SO NOISY!
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 02:48:09 PM »
I find clubs to be quite noisy in general, so I don't go to them.
You could try using either ear plugs or ear muffs.

LOL