Fireworks and long exposure noise reduction?

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Fireworks and long exposure noise reduction?

What are the best alternatives for dealing with noise when shooting fireworks? The fireworks themselves are much brighter than dark portions of the photo, so brightening the dark portions in post-processing can result in visible noise.

In-camera long exposure noise reduction takes too much time.

You could make a long exposure before the fireworks and layer it with the fireworks picture. This only works if you don't move the camera, the scene doesn't otherwise change and you're using appropriate software. HDR?

Presumably you could take a dark frame shot and replicate long exposure noise reduction in post-processing (if so, how exactly would you do this?).

Anything else?

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