VA Prepare • Spikelets

Example of a VA Premium source prepare: 4:2:0 → 4:2:2 10 bit.

This Video Artifact Premium example shows a typical post-production source quality restoration. The original video is a 1920x1080 25p AVCHD MTS file from Sony NEX-5. This camera is the first model from Sony NEX series. A sensor reading resolution is limited, so we have aliasing artifacts. Also the video has a very low AVCHD 1.0 bitrate: ~17 Mbps. The image has color aliasing artifacts, also a resolution is very low.

It is too simple to remove these artifacts with VA Premium. But this example has a complication. There is a small sharping against the sky. So compression artifacts are very visible. I used additional denoise and more antialiasing filters to get better result. I did not used a sharping in this example, but is too easy to add it.

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H.264 video, mp4 9 MB
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ProRes 4:2:2 10-bit video, mov 121 MB

The source, 4:2:0 H.264 video from Sony NEX-5, 2x crop.

A background digital noise is removed, 4x crop.

Camera sharping and H.264 compression artifacts are removed, 4x crop.

Digital camera sensor aliasing and compression aliasing are both removed, 4x crop.

Chromatic aberrations are removed, 4x crop.

The final result, 4:2:2 10-bit video, 1x crop.

How video frame looks.