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How to get CRISP noiseless videos & photos – in any light and with any camera!

Today’s tutorial is on the long side – almost half hour – but it covers techniques that are crucial to filmmakers and photographers. There is a lot of information about how to remove noise from your images, while making them cinematic. So, here we go!

I hope the video does a good job explaining these important concepts. Here are some key points that I would like you to take away:

  • all modern cameras can give noiseless video in low light
  • don’t focus too much on having a camera with a high usable ISO, like the Sony A7S, or full-frame cameras in general; it’s more important that you light your scene; this includes taking advantage of available (practical) light that you find at your location
  • cameras with high usable ISO tend to make their users ignore light sources and stop them from designing their shots; because their camera can “see” (expose) everything, they feel they have well exposed shots; although they might have little noise, these images usually end up flat, rather than cinematic
  • know the final look of your image, then set exposure and use light appropriately for this look; use contrast between bright and dark areas to create cinematic shots

By the way, I did not use the V Log on the GH5 to get better exposure. I was just testing the performance of this flat profile. Since there is usually not much dynamic range in night scenes, I would normally not recommend using flat profiles in these situations.

If you are interested in buying the Famous Movies LUTs I used in today’s video, you can purchase them here.

Famous Movies LUTs by Tom Antos We just released these LUTs, and right now we have a have special offer – a discounted price and a bonus “Blockbuster Look” LUT. But this deal will end shortly, so please take advantage, if you are interested in improving your images with LUTs.

Here are my reviews of the two cameras I used in today’s video:
Panasonic GH4 review
Panasonic GH5 review

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