final cut pro x sharpening question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by daesup45, May 16, 2012.

  1. daesup45 macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2008
    i have been researching on how to sharpen my videos without using the sharpen filter. the filter sucks. is there anyways i can sharpen the video without other plugins or do i need to buy a plugin for a better sharpening filter. if so which one is highly recommended
  2. TyroneShoes2 macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2011
    Sharpening is rarely effective; like polishing a turd. You can't make ice cream from $#!+ (apologies for the continuing theme there).

    Sharpening only works when the noise level is very low, and it only works is a sort of edge-enhancement mode (and not very effectively). And a little goes a long way. Adjust until you think you might have gone almost too far, then cut that at least in half.

    The limitations it has sort of dictate that no sharpen algorithm is really very good at all.

    A better idea is to start with a good HD cam with good glass.

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