ABSoft Neat Video Pro v5
Best Noise Reduction for Digital Video
Neat Video is a digital filter designed to reduce visible noise and grain found in footage from digital video cameras, DSLRs, TV-tuners and even digitized film or VHS. Neat Video is available as a plug-in for many popular video editing applications such as Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro.
Noise is a serious problem that complicates digital video processing. Footage coming from digital video cameras, camcorders, digital TV-tuners, film digitizers, etc., often contains an easily noticeable noise component that may distract viewers.
Digital noise appears as fine, dancing speckles or static in certain areas of a video clip. It is caused by a range of factors including low light levels, high sensor gain, electronic interference and aggressive compression of video data.
Regardless of the source, any form of noise can seriously degrade the visual quality of footage. However, thanks to the most advanced noise reduction algorithms in the industry, Neat Video offers a way to clean up noisy clips. It is a highly automated and user-friendly plug-in that can be applied in only a few clicks. Improving video quality while preserving the beauty, detail and clarity of the original footage. In many cases rescuing clips that would otherwise be unusable.
NEAT VIDEO ENHANCES CLIPS SUFFERING FROM THE FOLLOWING DEFECTS:
- Digital noise produced by image sensors of most modern video capturing devices
- Grain present in digitized film or analog video
- Dust and scratches found in digitized film
- Electric interference degrading analog video
- Compression artifacts
- Color banding
HOW DOES NEAT VIDEO WORK?
Neat Video is the product of years of research and development by a global team of highly qualified specialists. It utilizes a combination of sophisticated mathematical algorithms and an innovative approach to achieve results that surpass that of any standard noise reduction methods. Including relatively new wavelet-based techniques.
Neat Video’s approach is unique in that it builds and utilizes noise profiles to customize noise reduction. A noise profile is a reusable analysis of the noise properties of a particular video clip captured by a specific recording device in a specific mode. This information enables Neat Video to custom-tailor the noise reduction algorithm to the specific device. Which allows Neat Video to reduce digital noise with greater accuracy while preserving true details. Such an approach works for video materials produced by video cameras, camcorders, computer TV-tuners, film digitizers, and many more.
Neat Video’s noise profiling is highly automated. The program features a built-in auto-profiling tool that makes it easy to generate noise profiles at the click of a mouse. Moreover, you can save and reuse noise profiles for similar footage from the same device to further streamline your workflow.
Armed with noise profiling data, Neat Video goes to work to treat digital noise through a combination of temporal and spatial filtering. The temporal filter compares consecutive frames in a video sequence to more accurately distinguish noise from details. The spatial filter is then applied on a frame-by-frame basis to further reduce noise, grain and scratches to achieve smooth, polished, noise-free pictures. It is this approach — combining noise profiling with dual filtration — that transforms noisy clips into clean and neat footage while preserving the beauty and clarity of the original.
Neat Video has been designed to provide the best level of noise reduction that is practical on today’s computing systems. It is optimized for use on multi-core and multi-CPU systems and supports GPU acceleration where available. Through efficient engineering, Neat Video makes best use of the available hardware present in your system to provide maximum noise reduction in a way that is practical and fast.