Landscapes look a bit soft GH6 V-Log?

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OP DNature Regular Member • Posts: 309
Re: Landscapes look a bit soft GH6 V-Log?

SOTOK wrote:

DNature wrote:

Thanks everyone for the replies. I know about V-Log not being as sharp and having to add some sharpening in post. I know that is far better than having the image already sharp and not being able to reduce the sharpness in editing if it looks too sharp. I always check my focusing with manual focus assist to make sure I am in focus before taking a video.

I found out by editing a couple of my videos in Premiere Pro and using Neat Video noise reduction to reduce some of the shadow noise, its sharpness settings are a lot better than just adding normal sharpness or an unsharp mask and gives me a much better result.

SOTOK wrote:

GH6 requires growing comfortable with high ISO shooting and sorted ND filters. Some ND filters can cause softness in the image. There are banding issues reported with this sensor against light sources so compose accordingly.

I know about the light streaking issue in high contrast scenes and so far in the 50+ videos I have taken, it hasn't been an issue, but I mostly shoot outdoors in daylight so it shouldn't be an issue, still the chance it could happen isn't great though.

How long is the process for Neat image? For a 1 minute clip, it is quick?

My PC is:
Windows 10
Asus Prime Z390-P Motherboard
Intel I7 9700K 3.0GHz (Overclocked to 4.5Ghz)
Nvidia RTX 3070 Graphics Card
Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB
500GB NVME drive (I forget which make)
And among other external storage: 2 external 8TB Seagate drives and 2 external 10TB external Seagate drives. (I need to upgrade my storage soon)

With that setup, with a 40 second GH6 4K 10-bit 422 ALL-I video imported to Adobe Premiere Pro with Neat Video added and Lumetri Color added to the clip to add a LUT and do minor white balance and color corrections, it is too slow to play back with neat video enabled. The clip preview plays back fine when neat video is not enabled, so I guess you would need a better CPU than I have that can handle preview playback in Premiere Pro.

Rendering that clip to a Quicktime 4K ProRes 422 HQ with maximum bit depth and maximum render and 16-bit checked with 96Khz 24-bit audio, that took around 30 minutes in Adobe Media Encoder 2022 which was a lot faster than the over 1 hour 40 minutes it took when I had a Gefores RTX 2060 Super graphics card.

I haven't yet tried rendering to H.264 but I assume it won't take as long but it looks like you need a fast PC to playback and render with Neat Video added to the clip in Premiere Pro and I had just added mine to one 40 second clip. I haven't yet got to the point where I am ready to edit and render my 30+ minute videos with more added effects, music, voice overs, text etc...

The slowness of Neat Video on previous Premiere Pro versions was a known issue:

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