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History of changes

Neat Video v3 plug-in for After Effects (Win)

Version 4.6

  • Added a set of generic noise profiles to help preparing a noise profile in a situation when video contains no frames and areas suitable for analysis by Auto Profile

  • Ensured compatibility with AMD Radeon RX 560/570/580

  • Several minor bugs have been fixed

Version 4.5

  • A new Profile Assist viewer mode helps to choose areas without details for profiling

  • Larger areas can be used for profiling, when available

  • More accurate analysis of Very Low and Ultra Low frequency components when using small areas

  • Preview Assist viewer mode provides a more detailed look into results of noise reduction, which helps to adjust the filter settings faster and more precisely

  • A new Noise Level Tuning Assist tool helps to adjust Temporal Noise Level (former Temporal Threshold) using a visually enhanced preview

  • Added Slow Shutter Tuning Assist tool that helps to adjust Slow Shutter settings using a visually enhanced preview

  • Added Spatial Filter Tuning Assist tool that helps to adjust Spatial Filter settings using a visually enhanced preview

  • Quality Mode can now be adjusted separately for temporal and spatial filter

  • If a frame is not selected in the clip before opening Neat Video window, then the frame from the beginning of the clip is used automatically

  • Improved hardware compatibility for AMD GPUs:

    • Re-implemented support for pre-GCN GPUs based on the following chip series:
      Juniper, Cypress, Barts, Cayman.
      These include most 57xx/58xx/59xx and 67xx/68xx/69xx cards.
  • Multiple GUI improvements throughout the plug-in

  • Improved support for Unicode symbols in folder and file names

  • Several minor bugs have been fixed

Version 4.2

  • Added support for Adobe After Effects CC 2017

  • Added support for Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3

  • Added support for new NVIDIA GPUs: GeForce GTX 1060/1070/1080
    Note: due to changes in NVIDIA drivers and CUDA Toolkit, GPUs with Compute Capabilities 1.3 and below are no longer supported. Only GPUs with Compute Capability 2.0 and higher can be utilized by Neat Video 4.2.

  • Added support for new AMD GPUs: Radeon RX 460/470/480
    Note: due to changes in AMD drivers, some older non-GCN GPUs are no longer supported.
    In particular, Neat Video no longer supports Radeon HD 5xxx/6xxx cards and other devices based on the following chip series:
       Juniper, Cypress, Barts, Cayman.
    The full list of GPU series supported by Neat Video 4.2 on Windows is:
       Cape Verde, Pitcairn, Tahiti, Bonaire, Hawaii, Tonga, Fiji, Ellesmere, Baffin.

  • Several minor bugs have been fixed in all plug-ins

Version 4.1

  • Auto Profile function has been improved to find better areas for analysis.
    Using more suitable areas leads to more accurate noise reduction.

  • Several new controls have been added in filter settings:

    • Temporal Filter: Amount has been added to control its strength
    • Dust and Scratches: Half reduction and Full reduction modes have been replaced with Amount allowing for more flexible adjustments
    • Normal and Agressive modes of the filter have been added
  • Improved performance of Dust and Scratches in presence of repeated frames, on scene changes and in the beginning and end of a clip

  • Several improvements in GUI

  • Improved compatibility with Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015

  • Added support for Windows 10

  • Added support for several new AMD GPUs:

    • AMD Radeon R9 Fury / Nano / Fury X / Fury X2
    • AMD Radeon R9 380 / 390 / 390X
    • AMD Radeon R9 255 / 250X
    • AMD Radeon R7 360 / 370
    • AMD Radeon R7 265

    Newer AMD Catalyst 15.7.1+ drivers are now supported.

  • Several minor bugs have been fixed in all plug-ins

Version 4.0

Higher quality of noise reduction
  • More accurate processing in scenes with changing luminance or chrominance: fade in/out, camera auto gain control, etc.

  • Very Low and Ultra Low frequency ranges added to the set of frequency components that can be separately targeted by the spatial noise filter

  • Dust and Scratches filter to remove film scratches, film dust, impulse interference.
    Read more

  • Slow Shutter mode for video containing repeated frames
    (clips shot in "slow shutter" or "night" mode, artificially increased frame rate, etc.).
    Read more

  • Improved sharpening quality: less halos, sharper edges

  • High Quality mode for better detail preservation and sharper image
    (at the cost of reduced processing speed: 1.5–4 times slower)

  • Artifact Removal filter to remove digital artifacts — impulse noise typically introduced by video compression
    (dots and small lines that are not fully removed by regular noise filters of Neat Video)

  • Enhanced Edge Smoothing function

  • Mix with Original setting to enable mixing of the processed and original frames
    (useful when some of the original noise must be preserved in the video)

Optimized workflow
  • Several source frames accessible directly in plug-in window provide a choice of frame for initial profiling and fine-tuning

  • Overall noise levels of the current selection and of the whole current profile are displayed in Device Noise Profile panel (in Advanced Mode)
    (quick evaluation of the noise level helps to find the most suitable area for analysis)

  • Better grouping of filter settings
    Filter modules can be enabled/disabled individually to evaluate effect of each module on the overall result

  • Improved preview takes all temporal and spatial filters into account.
    This allows to adjust filters individually and in combination as well as to avoid roundtrips to host application for checking the final results.

  • Variants of filtration to visually compare results achieved with different filter settings

  • Multi-step Undo/Redo for filter settings

  • New collection of filter presets with a detailed description of each preset including specification of key settings, purpose, applicability, recommend

  • Estimation of processing speed and optimization of performance settings can now be done directly from Filter Settings panel.
    This facilitates optimizing for a specific clip and filtration parameters.

  • Options to set up the default noise profile and filter preset (in Neat Video Preferences)

  • Option for independent open/save folders for profiles and presets (in Neat Video Preferences)

Faster processing and more responsive GUI
  • Preview is optimized to update faster when filter settings are adjusted

  • Skip Neat Video Processing option to temporarily disable all instances of Neat Video filters to speed up editing in the host application.
    Noise reduction is then not applied and the host application works significantly faster, which is especially useful in FCPX.
    Neat Video processing can be globally re-enabled when necessary, for example right before the final render. It is also automatically re-enabled by a restart of the host application.

  • Multiple optimizations have allowed to preserve the speed of processing despite its greater complexity
    (as compared with the older Neat Video 3)

  • Better support for systems with a large number of CPU cores (32 and above)

Other improvements
  • Support for HiDPI-modes in Windows and Linux (when the host application supports that)

  • Option to automatically check for for availability of software updates (in Neat Video Preferences)

  • Improved progress indicator (easier to see, smoother movement, more accurate)

  • Numerous minor GUI improvements throughout the plug-in

  • Several bugs have been fixed

Host-specific changes
  • Added support for After Effects CC 2015

  • Support for 32-bit versions of After Effects has been discontinued

  • In After Effects CC 2014 and newer, Neat Video will work correcly even when placed after other effects applied to the same clip

  • Added support for linear input data for 32-bit per channel (float) color depth
    (user can manually specify the input data type in Neat Video window)

Version 3.6

  • Added support for After Effects CC 2014

  • Updated to CUDA 6: added support for new NVIDIA GPUs with Compute Capability 5.0
    (such as GeForce GTX 750 Ti and more)

  • Improved error reporting of GPU-specific issues

  • Several minor bugs have been fixed

Version 3.5

  • Added support for Adobe After Effects CC 2014

  • Added support for new AMD GPUs:

    • AMD Radeon HD 7790
    • AMD Radeon HD 87xx/88xx/89xx
    • AMD Radeon R7 260X
    • AMD Radeon R9 270X/280X/290X
    • Another AMD/ATI GPU based on one of the following chip series: Bonaire, Hainan, Hawaii

    The following AMD/ATI GPUs remain supported as well:

    • ATI Radeon HD 57xx/58xx/59xx
    • AMD Radeon HD 67xx/68xx/69xx
    • AMD Radeon HD 77xx/78xx/79xx
    • Another AMD/ATI GPU based on one of the following chip series:
      Juniper, Cypress, Barts, Cayman, Cape Verde, Pitcairn, Tahiti
  • Several minor bugs have been fixed

Version 3.4

  • Added support for After Effects CC

  • Performance optimizations for AMD/ATI GPUs, speedups in filter modes with larger temporal radiuses:

    • in CPU+GPU mode: up to 25%
    • in GPU-only mode: up to 65%
  • Performance optimizations for NVIDIA GPUs, speedups in filter modes with larger temporal radiuses and higher bitdepths:

    • in CPU+GPU mode: up to 15%
    • in GPU-only mode: up to 20%
  • Added support for new NVIDIA GPUs with CUDA Compute Capability 3.5
    (such as GeForce GTX Titan and Tesla K20)

  • Improved reliability on systems with multiple OpenCL platforms (AMD/ATI and Intel)

  • New Navigator panel to quickly locate areas for profiling and preview using a thumbnail display

  • Several minor bugs have been fixed

Version 3.3

  • Added support for AMD/ATI GPUs
    (GPU acceleration is now possible with both NVIDIA and AMD/ATI cards)

    The following AMD/ATI GPUs are supported:

    • ATI  Radeon HD 57xx/58xx/59xx;
    • AMD Radeon HD 67xx/68xx/69xx;
    • AMD Radeon HD 77xx/78xx/79xx;
    • Other AMD/ATI GPUs based on one of the following chip series:
      Juniper, Cypress, Barts, Cayman, Cape Verde, Pitcairn, Tahiti
  • Several cosmetic improvements in GUI

  • Minor corrections in the reduced brightness color theme

  • Product registration was not always preserved reliably, fixed

  • Several minor bugs have been fixed

Version 3.2

  • Added support for Adobe After Effects CS6

  • Optimized rendering in After Effects: overall project render time becomes about 10-15% shorter

  • Updated to CUDA 4.2: GTX 680 and newer GPUs are supported; improved performance of GPU render

  • Additional optimizations of filters for multi-core CPUs and GPUs

  • Color themes: normal and reduced brightness options, in Preferences

  • Several bugs have been fixed

Version 3.1

  • Updated to new CUDA 4 (improving compatibility with several NVIDIA GPUs)

  • Improved support for new GPUs (Compute Capability 2.x)

  • Optimized use of memory in GPU processing, making rendering more stable and in some cases faster

  • Improved stability of GPU processing for large frames (such as 8K)

  • Improved accuracy of color channel processing in temporal filter; colors in fast-changing scenes are now preserved better

  • In some rare cases, using CPU and GPU simultanteously could produce artifacts, fixed

  • Several bugs in GPU-based processing have been fixed

  • Number of CPU cores could be determined incorrecly in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, fixed

Version 3.0

Improved quality of noise reduction
  • Improved quality of temporal noise filter
    Improved algorithms better detect and preserve details in filtered video data and thus improve the overall visual quality.

  • Improved accuracy of Adaptive Filtration
    Adjusting to the changing noise done by Adaptive Filtration option is more precise now, which leads to more accurate noise reduction.

Higher performance: x2 faster due to CUDA-acceleration
  • Faster noise reduction using modern CUDA-compatible GPUs

    For example, enabling NVIDIA GTX 470 or GTX 285 on an i7-based computer makes Neat Video around x2 faster.
    The speedup may be higher with i5 or Core2 Duo machines or with faster CUDA GPUs.

  • CPUs and GPUs working together
    Neat Video can use both CPUs and GPUs at the same time for faster processing.

  • Multiple GPU support
    Neat Video works even faster with two or more CUDA GPUs.

  • Optimization of performance settings for multi-core, multi-CPU and multi-GPU systems

    • Built-in Optimizer in Neat Video Preferences
    • Built-in Benchmark to measure processing speed with specific hardware and performance settings
Higher performance (more): x2 faster due to improved filter algorithms
  • Additional performance optimizations in filter algorithms to achieve higher rendering speed
    Rendering is around x2 faster than in the version 2 (using CPU alone, even without CUDA).

  • CUDA-based acceleration and filter optimizations combined together enable up to x4 faster rendering as compared with Neat Video v2