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Professional Software to reduce compression artifacts?

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Joe88keys, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Joe88keys

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    Many of my videos have compression artifacts on highly detailed things like trees and grass. It looks like rapidly pulsating brightness. Nearby solid objects show no pulsing brightness - only detailed surfaces.

    I usually shoot 4K 30fps but I have also had this problem while shooting 1080p.

    Has anyone with this problem been able to successfully reduce it in post-processing? I have seen multiple plugins designed to fix this: Flicker Free, GBDeflicker, and Neat Video.

    Does anyone have experience with these or other utilities and found what works well for this? They cost $99 and up and some are plugins for video editors that I don't have so it would be helpful to have recommendations before spending the money.

    Thanks!

    Joe
     
  2. Mako79

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    Post it up.
    Could be just simple as prop shadows in bright areas.
     
  3. Joe88keys

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    Do you mean post on YouTube and post a link here or is there somewhere else I should be posting?

    Prop shadows were the first thing I thought of so I bought a lens shade and tried it but that made no difference at all. I should have put that in my original post but it was getting long so I omitted it. That and the fact that a tree or grass will show it but solid objects in the same shot don't display a trace make of it me think it is compression artifacts and not shadows.

    I'll be glad to post a clip if you let me know where. It would be interesting to see what happens to compression artifacts when YouTube compresses it much more aggressively.

    Thanks!

    Joe
     
  4. Joe88keys

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    I did find a clip taken facing north on a heavily overcast day (which should make shadows unlikely) that has some very obvious pulsing brightness in the trees and grass while the road right next to them is steady. I could post it somewhere if that would be helpful.

    I'm mainly interested in hearing if people have found software that is effective at fixing this in post.

    Thanks again.

    Joe