Neat Video Pro For Premiere Pro Mac Os
Neat Video is a powerful video editing plug-in designed to reduce digital noise, flicker and other imperfections. It is an extremely effective way to clean up video from any source including video cameras, digitized film, TV tuners and others.
Neat Video Pro For Premiere Pro Mac Os
The test-kit includes a sample video clip: SampleClip.mpg. This is a typical video clip captured by a digital video camera in high-gain mode. Some technical information about the sample clip is available in the SampleClipInfo.txt file.
Editing video is a non-stop juggle. You constantly have to make decisions about what effects to add to clips, what frame size to choose and how much time you can afford to wait for Premiere to update its preview to let you comfortably edit the project further.
When starting a new project, it is also a good idea to make sure Neat Video is set to use optimal hardware parameters allowing it to achieve the best performance. Use the Optimize Settings tool available in Neat Video Preferences to do that. Check out this video for more guidance:
Another thing to remember is the order of the effects you have applied to your clip. It is known that Lumetry and Warp stabilizer effects dramatically reduce the speed of other temporal effects applied after them. It is not just Neat Video, other temporal effects are also affected. We have a video tutorial explaining and demonstrating that:
If you need to work with high-resolution video and keep that high resolution throughout the whole project, then you may want to consider using reduced preview resolution in Premiere or using proxy-based editing. These measures however require some extra accuracy when setting up instances of Neat Video. In short, if you do offline editing (proxy), then click Toggle Proxies to turn proxies off (turn it grey), apply and adjust Neat Video, and then Toggle Proxies back on again (turn the button blue). This will ensure Neat Video is applied correctly to the clip and you will get the best possible denoising.
In case of GPU running low on video memory (you can check that for example in Neat Video Preferences > Performance; you may also receive GPU-related errors suggesting memory shortage), try to manage the use of GPU memory by Premiere and/or by Neat Video. In Neat Video itself, you can reduce the amount of GPU memory allowed to Neat Video, or you can completely disable use of GPU by Neat Video there. This will spare the GPU resources for other users such as Premiere itself and possibly other effects. However this will reduce the processing speed of Neat Video, so you may want to check if it is perhaps a better idea to switch Premiere itself to CPU mode instead. You can do that in Premiere Preferences.
Adobe recommends using a GPU with at least 4 GB of video memory for 4K video processing. If you add heavy effects like Neat Video, then you will need more video memory to allow comfortable editing. If you have a choice, opt for a GPU with more memory, as this is one of the possible bottlenecks.
Running low on system memory may cause a slowdown too. If you see that the computer is running low on memory (you can check that using Windows Task Manager or MacOS Activity Monitor) when working on your project, then please consider upgrading/increasing the physical memory installed in it. The minimum amount recommended for 4K video processing by Adobe is 32 GB or higher. We would recommend going somewhat higher to have some reserve.
If you creating content for social media, the chances that the final video clips have a smaller resolution than the original once had are quite high. Knowing the right way to downsize a video can save you lots of time in rendering. Keep on reading.
Before installing the new version make sure to save your project(s) and close the video editing application(s). Follow the instruction provided by the installer to start it correctly and then follow the steps of the installation wizard as usual.
Our direct measurements with NeatBench show that the native Apple Silicon code works about 30% faster than the Intel code executed via Rosetta on the same Apple Silicon hardware. So it is better to run native versions on such Macs. This is why we highly recommend updating to the latest Universal Binary versions of Neat Video 5 where available and when your main video editing software already natively supports Apple Silicon.
We recommend choosing the configuration with the largest amount of memory (16 GB) as that is very important for video processing applications, especially when working with high-resolution videos. Our tests done on two similarly configured Mac Minis with 8 GB and 16 GB of RAM show that the 8 GB Mac Mini takes about 7% more time to render the same test projects in Resolve 17 than the 16 GB computer does. This difference is almost the same in FullHD and 4K projects.
Please keep in mind that not all video editing applications and plug-ins have been fully updated to natively support M1 computers yet. Make sure those are updated before jumping to the new Apple Silicon platform.
It has been a while since we posted a series of articles about best hardware for Neat Video noise reduction and for video editing in general. Since then AMD, Intel and NVIDIA have released a number...
Editing video is a non-stop juggle. You constantly have to make decisions about what effects to add to clips, what frame size to choose. You also have to think about the time you might have to spend waiting for the preview to be updated before you can carry on with editing.
As both hardware and software continue to improve very rapidly it may seem as though the life of the film creator is getting easier and easier. However, this is not always the case because increasing consumer expectations means the demand for new video content is also becoming higher every day. The bottom line is that we need to get to the results, faster.
First, let's have a look at a render pipeline of a video editing application. This is the queue of tasks that most video editing programs follow to go from original media to the output of the final file.
Once all the desirable effects and transformations are applied to the video frames, the stream of those processed frames is compressed once again using a chosen output codec. At the very end, the output video file is written to a local hard drive or a network location.
All these steps in the pipeline are organized and managed by the video editing application. The overall render time depends on what happens at each of these steps and the whole is always longer than the time taken by any one of those individual steps. That means if you use Neat Video in a project, the overall render time is always longer than the time Neat Video itself takes to do its part of the work.
As you can see, each video editing application renders/exports the test project at a speed that is somewhat lower than the speed of Neat Video alone. Again, this difference is normal. However, the size of this difference should be questioned further because it offers clues about the efficiency of the video editing application.
As you can see the spread of efficiency figures is quite significant. Premiere Pro is a champ in terms of efficient organization of the render process, while other applications may be somewhat less efficient at that task. For example, it takes nearly half as long to render the same video in Premiere Pro 2018 than it does in Resolve 15 (when applying just Neat Video noise reduction to a clip). On the other hand, the newer Resolve 16 shows improved efficiency, which again indicates that the overall render time greatly depends on what is going on inside the video editing software itself, and on how well it organizes the render process.
Next, render/export that clip in the video editing application and measure the time it takes to process the whole clip. Then calculate the number of frames in the clip by multiplying the length of the clip in seconds to the frame rate of the clip. For example, 10 sec x 25 fps = 250 frames.
Then divide the number of frames by the measured render/export time (in seconds). This will give you a figure for the overall render/export speed of the video editing application (in frames per second).
For example, if your source video is 4K, but the output will be a 1080p clip, then it may be a good idea to resize the video before you apply any effects. Neat Video will process 1080p frames about 4 times faster than 4K frames. Check the resolution of the frames sent by the video editing application to Neat Video for processing using the main window of the Neat Video plug-in (see the frame size indicator under the viewer).
Sometimes it may be necessary to ensure that Neat Video and the video editing application do not compete with each other for the GPU memory. You should look into this if you see one or more of the following signs:
If you have several powerful GPUs in your system and both the video editing application and Neat Video want to use one or more GPUs, then try to assign different GPUs to the video editing application and Neat Video to make sure each of them uses its own dedicated GPU and they do not compete for the same GPUs during processing. For example, this kind of manual separation may be possible in Resolve Studio where you can explicitly specify which GPUs should be used by Resolve only. In other video editing applications it may be possible to just disable the use of (all) GPUs and consequently free the GPU resources for Neat Video, which may turn out to be a more efficient setup overall. Generally, try different allocations of GPUs between the video editing application and Neat Video to find the one that delivers the best overall efficiency and fastest render speed.
Temporal effects are usually very