Comparing DeepPrime and DeepPrime XD

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morningoil Junior Member • Posts: 33
Re: Comparing DeepPrime and DeepPrime XD

Definitely DP.

XD is undoubtedly more efficient at cleaning up noise, but unfortunately it has a tendency to make sh*t up in a way that is unacceptable to me (and believe me, I've gone back and back trying to see if there isn't some way of wrangling it. But, as far as I can see, there isn't).

Look, for instance, at the face of the 3rd rider from the left. While XD is less noisy and appears to be sharper, it's also done something very odd to his face. Ditto to the sand texture in the area between his horse and the one to his left.

These artefacts look very familiar to me now - XD trying too hard to find something in the noise and in the end taking a guess that is way off and really ruins images in a way which can be quite evident even in normal viewing. DP, by contrast, while certainly noisier, just looks more natural.

The great benefit of PL6 is the noise model slider, as we now see that some of DP's flaws were a manifestation of a (much lesser) tendency to do the same thing. I find that setting Noise Model to ~-25 is a decent compromise between a natural look and retained detail.

(XD is so promising though - I hold out hope that future iterations will improve on this).

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