0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 30, 2009 8:35 AM by Navarro Parker

    Really noisy, compressed looking XDCAM footage ... help!

    Navarro Parker Level 3

      I posted this at Creative Cow, but didn't get any satisfactory responses yet.  Any people here work with XDCAM EX footage?

      I've posted an example on Vimeo (please watch in full res or download original QTs)


      Native XDCAM: http://www.vimeo.com/8372158
      ProRes Converted: http://www.vimeo.com/8372033


      Converting to ProRes seems to alter the gamma, which makes the noise even more noticeable.


      Is this amount of noise considered normal for EX1 and/or XDCAM EX? Or are my early models noisier? Maybe I'm more sensitive to artifacts, but I think the amount of noise and compression artifacts is redonkulous.


      I'm using these settings:

      Here are my PP settings:
      CineGamma 1
      Black -4
      Detail -8
      Crispening +20
      Frequency +30
      Cinema Matrix at +35


      These settings are meant to reduce noise according to this post here: http://www.xdcam-user.com/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=338&sid=523f2986b8956...