Interlaced video. Nuances of denoising

At times you may ask yourself and us 'What's going on?!' Why have your frames become squashed or doubled? Usually, those visual effects are just a sign that you are working with an interlaced video. Do you need to do anything special to denoise such clips?

How to remove dust and scratches but keep the grain?

Do you want to remove dust and scratches from an old video, but keep the grainy character of the clip? Neat Video is a very flexible filter that can allow you to achieve precisely that. Read this article to learn what settings are important for this task.

M1 Mac Studio. Is it really that good?

M1 computers are built differently and the new Mac Studio isn't an exception. The question is have Mac engineers managed to scale M1 Max performance and make M1 Ultra that efficient as it was promised?

How to reduce only flicker

Neat Video can do more than denoising. It has deflicker, jitter reduction and other tools to improve the quality of your video. What do you do if you only want to remove flicker?

Learn how to handle banding

Banding in video is a problem that has been around for a long time and is difficult to deal with. However we've decided to challenge ourselves and do some tests to see what works and what doesn't. Each stage of the video editing process has its own ways of eliminating / preventing / masking the problem and many video editing apps can assist you with making it less noticeable as well.

M1 Max vs Dell XPS 17 and HP zBook Fury G8

Wondering whether M1 Max is really worth all that hype? Are there any other mobile workstations that are able to run well with Neat Video and other heavy software? And what about desktops? What do they offer? Lots of questions to be answered.

Optimize Edit page performance in DaVinci Resolve

Choppy playback, errors, and even crashes can all be part of everyday life of any DaVinci Resolve user. Learn how to make Resolve more responsive and stable on the Edit page when working on big projects and using heavy effects.

Battling dust, scratches and flicker in animated films of long ago

Restoring old films is a process that requires time, dedication and skill. If you got the fist two, third one will come as well. Let's start with learning how to remove ugly dust, scratches and flicker from archived video.

Noise profiling: featureless area hunt

Noise reduction depends on the quality of noise profiles, but what does it take to build a perfect noise profile? The main thing is the featureless area that is selected for analysis. The rule sounds simple, but the reality may serve you with a lot of tricky cases. We have put together a number of examples of good and bad areas for profiling.

Resolve, Final Cut and Premiere: M1 vs Intel

New hardware and new performance. Find out how well Resolve, Premiere Pro and Final Cut went through this transition.

Neat Video in Resolve, part 2: strategic caching for performance

Strategic use of the caching tools built into Resolve is one of the best ways to optimize playback performance during color grading. Nail it and save some valuable time for perfecting the colors.

Neat Video for Final Cut. Second revision

The long-awaited day has come and Neat Video for Final Cut has added native support for Apple Silicon Macs. It has come out as a completely new plug-in based on the FxPlug4 development toolkit. This new plug-in is called Second Revision (or SR) plug-in and, at this stage, has a status of a beta version.

Neat Video in Resolve: best practices for Rec709, Log and Color-Managed workflows

Both Neat Video and Resolve are amazing software. If you mix them well, your denoising and color grading is going to be even better. Learn how to get the best possible looks and avoid unnecessary lagging and delays when working with Neat Video in DaVinci Resolve.

Optimized performance. Better performance.

Even without upgrading computer you might be able to make Neat Video work faster. Your denoiser can be optimized to your specific hardware and project setting to achieve the best performance possible.

Neat Video and Apple Silicon Macs

New Mac’s Apple Silicon chips have become a very hot topic among tech-lovers. Even though there are lots of conversations happening all around the world, some of the questions are still not answered. The neat team wanted to take some time and contribute to the web’s knowledge base. Find out what we think.