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Neat Video - Best Noise Reduction for Digital Video

Neat Video is a video filter designed to reduce visible noise and grain in digital video footage produced by digital video cameras, camcorders, TV-tuners, digitizers of film or analog video.


Highlights

 

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.

Neat Video is a solution to the noise problem.

Neat Video is a filter specifically designed to reduce visible noise in digital video clips produced by modern digital video capturing devices as well as digitized from traditional film or VHS records.

Why Neat Video?

QUALITY OF NOISE REDUCTION

provided by Neat Video is higher than that of all other methods because:

  • Neat Video efficiently reduces many noise types typical for digital video cameras, camcorders, TV-tuners, film or analog video digitizers:
    • digital noise produced by digital sensors of most modern video capturing devices
    • grain visible in digitized film or analog video
    • dust and scratches in digitized film
    • electric interference in analog video
    • compression artifacts
    • color banding

 

  • Neat Video incorporates the most advanced noise reduction algorithms in the industry
    • Neat Video noise reduction algorithms were developed for digital imaging and digital video processing field by a highly-qualified professional research group. These algorithms surpass the quality of all classic noise reduction methods and even that of the wavelet-based methods. Although the wavelet-based methods were developed only 15-20 years ago and are still considered relatively modern, Neat Video uses an even newer and more efficient approach to noise reduction. This approach allows drawing a more clear distinction between noise and details in noisy video data. This helps Neat Video reduce more noise and better preserve true details in digital video clips.
  • Neat Video builds and uses device noise profiles to make noise reduction custom-tailored to video capturing device
    • A device noise profile is a reusable analysis of noise properties of a video capturing device (digital video camera, film digitizer, etc.) working in a certain mode. Using a noise profile for a video capturing device in effect makes noise reduction custom-tailored to this device. Neat Video can automatically build noise profiles by analyzing the input video data.


RICH FUNCTIONALITY AND HIGH PERFORMANCE

of Neat Video enables both beginners and experienced users to achieve great results easily and quickly

Neat Video as an OFX noise reduction plug-in (Win, Mac, Linux)

  • Neat Video OFX plug-in works as a regular video filter in OFX-compatible hosts
  • Neat Video OFX plug-in can apply noise reduction and sharpening exactly where is required:
    • in any clip used in composition
  • Compatible with several OFX-compatible hosts

Neat Video is highly automated

Adaptive filtration: Neat Video can automatically adjust its filters to changing noise in different parts of video clip

Neat Video can build noise profiles either automatically or with your assistance:

  • Auto Profiler provides the easiest and quickest way to automatically build a noise profile
  • Automatic and manual Fine-Tuning Analyzer together with manual Rough Noise Analyzer enable user-friendly semi-automatic and manual noise profiling when you want the complete control over the profiling process

You can rely on default filter settings or manually adjust the filters

  • Based on accurate noise profile, default filter settings automatically deliver good filtration results without any additional tweaking
  •  Manual filter tweaking is always available too, if you want to get the result that looks perfect to your eyes

You can easily save built noise profiles and adjusted filter settings

  • Newly-built noise profile and adjusted filter settings are automatically saved and applied to render the current video clip
  • You can also save noise profile and filter preset into files and later reuse them to filter other clips


Neat Video provides exactly the amount of control required

 Standard mode offers a simplified control set that is very easy to use for new users

Advanced mode gives power users the most complete control set to tweak virtually all filter settings


Neat Video helps to adjust filter setting with efficient visual feedback

Preview immediately shows how the filtration result will look like and lets you visually compare it with the original frame

Channel and frequency viewer modes help to identify noisy video components that require special attention by adjusting the filter settings corresponding to these components

Variant Selector helps to visually compare the filtration results obtained with several variants of filter settings and select the best variant


Neat Video is efficient

Neat Video is optimized to use all available CPUs and CPU cores to speed up rendering

  • When running on Intel i7 3.4 GHz with 4 physical cores and 4 virtual cores, Neat Video v4 processes a Full HD (1920x1080, 32-bit) clip with the speed of about 5 frames per second (with default filter settings).

Rendering speed may be higher if CUDA acceleration (on NVIDIA GPUs) or OpenCL acceleration (on supported AMD/ATI GPUs) is available (list of supported GPUs)

  • When running on the same i7 3.4 GHz and NVIDIA GTX 580 allows Neat Video v4 to process already about 10 frames per second.
  • On a similar machine with two GPUs - GeForce GTX 780 Ti and AMD Radeon HD 7950, it can process about 17 frames per second.


Neat Video supports the industry standard video data types and file formats

  • standard-bitdepth (8-bit per channel; 24-bit RGB) rendering is supported by all versions of Neat Video
  • high-bitdepth (16-bit and 32-bit) rendering is supported in After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut, Motion, Vegas Pro, AVX and OpenFX hosts
  • Any video file format supported by the plug-in host can be processed with the Neat Video plug-in
    • For example, you can open an AVI, MPEG, WMV, etc., video file in the host application and then directly process it with the Neat Video plug-in
  • Frame sizes supported:
    • up to 1280x720 pixels (VCD, SD, DVD) in Demo edition (watermark added);
    • up to 1920x1080 pixels (DVD, HDV 720p, Full HD) in Home edition;
    • up to 1920x1080 and higher; (Full HD, 2K, 4K, 5K, 6K, 8K and more) in Pro edition.

New major version: Neat Video v4

ABSoft team is pleased to introduce the 4th generation of Neat Video — the noise reduction solution for digital video.
The new major version 4 of Neat Video improves the visual quality and adds new features to achieve even better noise reduction results.

Main improvements

  • Higher quality of noise reduction
  • More accurate processing in scenes with changing luminance or chrominance: fade in/out, camera auto gain control, etc.
  • "Dust and Scratches" filter to remove film scratches, dust, impulse interference (more...)
  • "Slow Shutter" mode for video containing repeated frames (more...)
  • Better sharpening quality: less halos, sharper edges
  • "High Quality" mode for better detail preservation and sharper image (at the cost of reduced processing speed: 1.5-4 times slower)

Optimized workflow

  • Several source frames accessible directly in plug-in window provide a choice of frame for profiling
  • Restructured filter settings: better navigation, greater flexibility and easier experimenting
  • Improved preview takes all temporal and spatial filters into account(to adjust filters individually and in combination; to avoid roundtrips to host application for checking the final results)
  • "Variants" of filtration to visually compare results achieved with different filter settings
  • New filter preset collection to solve typical filtration tasks

Faster processing and more responsive GUI

  • Preview is updated faster when filter settings are adjusted
  • Multiple optimizations have allowed to preserve the speed of processing despite its greater complexity
  • "Skip Neat Video Processing" option to temporarily disable all instances of Neat Video filters (to speed up editing in the host application; especially useful in FCP X).

Added support for new host applications:

  • After Effects CC 2015
  • Premiere Pro CC 2015
  • Nuke 9
  • Magix Video Pro / Movie Edit Pro / Video Deluxe
  • Pinnacle Studio 18.5.1

Platform and host sold separately.

Updates

What's new in V4.1:

Added support for new Windows 10 and OSX 10.11, for retina Macs and new GPUs, for new host applications and more

Neat Video v4 plug-ins have been updated to version 4.1 with several improvements and support for new host applications and new GPUs.

  • Auto Profile function has been improved to find better areas for noise analysis.Using more suitable areas leads to more accurate noise reduction -
  • New controls in "Temporal Filter" and "Dust and Scratches" sections - Improved performance of "Dust and Scratches" in presence of repeated frames, on scene changes and in the beginning and end of a clip
  •  Added support for Retina displays of modern Mac machines - (support for HiDPI displays on Windows and Linux has been added earlier in version 4.0)
  • New host applications supported by the OFX plug-in:
    • Quantel Pablo Rio 2.1.4+
    • Natron 2
    • IDT Vision Motion Studio 2.12+
  • Added support for new versions of video editing host applications:
    • DaVinci Resolve 12
    • DustBuster+ 8 / 7
    • MAGIX Video Deluxe 2016
    • Pinnacle Studio 19
    • Premiere Elements 14
  • New GPUs supported:
    • Windows and Linux:
      • AMD Radeon R9 Fury / Nano / Fury X / Fury X2
      • AMD Radeon R9 380/390/390X
      • AMD Radeon R9 255/250X
      • AMD Radeon R7 360/370
      • AMD Radeon R7 265
    • Newer AMD Catalyst 15.7.1+ drivers are now supported.
  • Mac OS X :
    • Radeon R9 M290 / M290X / M295X / M370X / M380 / M390 / M395 / M395X
  • Improved compatibility with new versions of operating systems:
    • Improved support for Mac OS X 10.11
    • Improved installers for Mac OS X
    • Added support for Windows 10
  • Other improvements for different host applications:
    • Neat Video for Final Cut: Improved compatibility with the latest versions of FCP X, Motion and Compressor
    • Neat Video for Vegas: Added support for stereo/3D video processing
    • Neat Video for Vegas: Fixed the problem of copy & paste of effect

Features

Premium Noise Reduction and Sharpening

Advanced temporal noise filter to reduce random noise and grain by analyzing consecutive frames from video stream and very accurate Spatial noise filter to further reduce remaining noise elements in each individual frame.

  • Neat Video incorporates the most advanced noise reduction algorithms in the industry that surpass the quality of all classic noise reduction methods and even that of the wavelet-based methods. Although the wavelet-based methods were developed relatively recently, Neat Video uses an even newer and more efficient approach to noise reduction. This approach allows Neat Video to draw a more clear distinction between random noise and details in video data and thus to reduce more noise and better preserve true details.

Dust and Scratches filter to remove film scratches, film dust, impulse interference and similar defects that affect individual frames in video.

  • Besides physical dust and scratches, this filter can also cure corrupted scan lines, spots, dots, lines of relatively large size, etc. (more...)

Slow Shutter mode to process video clips containing repeated frames

  • To correctly reduce noise in clips shot in "slow shutter" or "night" mode, clips with artificially increased frame rate, etc. (more...)

Artifact Removal filter to remove digital artifacts such as impulse noise typically introduced by video compression

  • To treat dots and small lines that may be not fully removed by regular noise filters of Neat Video.

Adaptive filtration to automatically adjust noise filters to the changing noise in different parts of a video clip

  • This feature increases accuracy of noise reduction in situations when the noise properties are changing in different parts of video clip.

Complete control over the noise filter to achieve desired level of noise reduction

  • Neat Video provides direct access to virtually all noise filter settings. For every channel component and spatial frequency component of the video data, you can adjust the noise level estimation and specify how much of the detected noise must be removed. Default filter settings work very well and if you want to manually tweak the filter you have the complete control too.

Smart sharpening makes video look sharper without amplification of noise

  • Neat Video includes an intelligent sharpening filter. Working together with the noise filters, the sharpening filter makes video look sharper without any degradation of visual quality. Neat Video sharpening has a halo-free mode.

High-bitdepth rendering to utilize advanced capabilities of modern video processing tool

  • Neat Video supports high-bitdepth rendering in host applications supporting that feature (After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut, Motion, Vegas Pro, AVX hosts and OpenFX hosts).

Noise Reduction Plug-In

Neat Video works with After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut, Motion, Resolve, Scratch, Fusion, Nuke, Media Composer, News Cutter, Avid DS, VirtualDub, Magix, Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Edius

  • Neat Video plug-ins work as regular video filters in After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut, OpenFX hosts (such as Nuke, Fusion, Scratch, DustBuster, Resolve, Mistika, Mamba), VirtualDub, Magix, Sony Vegas, Edius, Media Composer, News Cutter, etc. Neat Video plug-ins can apply noise reduction and sharpening exactly where is required: in a chosen layer of an After Effects composition, in a chosen clip of a Premiere sequence, in a chosen track in Sony Vegas, etc.

Frame sizes supported:

  • up to 1280x720 pixels (VCD, SD, DVD, HDV 720p) and a watermark is added; in Demo edition;
  • up to 1920x1080 pixels (DVD, HDV 720p, Full HD); in Home edition;
  • any frame size without limit (up to Full HD, 2K, 4K, 8K, and more); in Pro edition.

GPU acceleration to speed up processing using computation-capable video cards from NVIDIA and AMD

  • Supports most CUDA-capable NVIDIA GPUs and a large number of OpenCL-capable AMD video cards (list of supported GPUs).

Multi-core, multi-CPU and multi-GPU support with automated optimization of performance for available CPUs and GPUs.

Any video file format supported by the corresponding host application (After Effects, Premiere, etc.) can be processed by Neat Video. For example, you can open an AVI, MPEG, MOV, WMV, etc., video file in the host application and then directly apply Neat Video noise reduction to the clip.

Device Noise Profiles

Device noise profiles to make noise reduction device-specific

  • Neat Video uses device noise profiles - reusable analysis of noise properties of particular video capturing device (digital video camera, analog video digitizer, etc.) working in a certain mode. That makes Neat Video noise reduction custom-tailored to devices described by noise profiles and provides the highest accuracy of noise reduction.

Auto Profile to automatically build profiles for your video capturing device

  • Neat Video can automatically make necessary noise analysis of the input video clip to build a custom noise profile specifically for this clip. You can use the automatics or override it and use the semi-automatic or manual noise analyzers.

Profile Viewer and profile quality indicators to help you build accurate profiles and control profile quality

  • Profile Viewer provides detailed information about a noise profile: analyzed noise sample and measured noise levels. The profile indicators show whether a profile was accurately built and fine-tuned. Building and using good profiles is the most important step to quality noise reduction.

Visual feedback

Embedded preview for any selected area of the frame

  • When adjusting the filter settings, you can immediately see the preview results in a selected area. You can select any area and move selection across the frame to get better feeling of how the filtered frame will look like as compared with the original.

Preview of filtration results separately for each channel and frequency component

  • You can see the preview details on a per channel and per frequency basis. This capability greatly helps to tune the filter settings exactly where needed — in a specific channel or frequency component.

Neat Video OpenFX plug-in works as a regular video filter OpenFX-compatible hosts. Neat Video OpenFX plug-in can apply noise reduction and sharpening exactly where is required: in any clip used in composition

Windows versions:

  • Any Windows version
  • Pentium IV or better
  • 2GB RAM
  • True color display

Mac OSX versions:

  • OSX 10.7.5 or newer
  • Intel or AMD CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • True color display

OFX (Win)  (64-bit versions only)

  • Nuke 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5.1+
  • Scratch 8 / 7 / 6.1+
  • DaVinci Resolve 12 / 11 / 10
  • Fusion Studio 7.7+
  • Fusion 7 / 6 / 5.3+
  • DustBuster+ 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4.5+
  • Quantel Pablo Rio 2.1.4+
  • SGO Mistika 8.2+ / Mamba 2
  • IDT Vision Motion Studio 2.12+
  • Natron 2

OFX (Mac)  (64-bit versions only)

  • Nuke 9 / 8 / 6 / 5.1+
  • Scratch 8 / 7 / 6.1+
  • DaVinci Resolve 12 / 11 / 10
  • DustBuster+ 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4.5+
  • SGO Mistika 8.2+ / Mamba 2
  • Natron 2

OFX (Linux)  (64-bit versions only)

  • Nuke 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5.1+
  • DaVinci Resolve 12 / 11 / 10
  • SGO Mistika 8.2+ / Mamba 2
  • Natron 2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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