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Hi guys. Is anyone else having issues with grainy footage when using the Inspire 1 camera? I've been filming in 4k, 25 fps and even with the lowest ISO setting and a shutter speed of 50 there still seems to be lots of grain/noise present in the footage. As far as I'm aware there should be pretty much no grain/noise especially when using a low ISO setting? Does anyone else have this problem?
 
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Everybody. It's not a "problem", just a characteristic of the camera that it is quite noisy. You can try lowering the sharpness a little in the settings as it sharpens the footage a lot by default and makes noise more visible by doing so.
 
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Yeah but it should't have that much noise as the footage is pretty much unusable. I've tried reducing the sharpness to -1 but this just makes the footage too soft. I'm going to try a few more experiments in both 4k and HD to see if this helps but I'm beginning to think there might be an issue with the camera.
 
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Tiny sensors are tiny sensors. The best workaround I've found is to set the sharpness to -1, and then selectively sharpen in post.
 
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Thanks Chuck. It's looking like that might have to be the workflow or a noise reduction tool. It's a bit disappointing though. Hopefully this is addressed with future updates!
 
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Hopefully we'll see some firmware improvements over time. I shoot a lot around a lake, and the default sharpening tends to make all the sparkling small water highlights look like a swarm of bees.
 
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Yeah fingers-crossed! Haha true, or like it's raining randomly! I'm going to do more tests and then run it through DaVinci Resolve to see if I can get rid if that pesky noise!
 
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9 month old thread and you bring it to the top?
Are you new here - lol?
Yes, I am new here. Googled "Inspire grainy" and found this thread. Thought it might be helpful to those in it to use the plugin.
 

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Hi All,

I am having issues recording a sharp footage, it seems to be grainy and very noisy.
 

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