This guide is by Fenomeno83, whom I want to thank for his idea 😉
With this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make the videos recorded with your Omnia HD noticeably better, expecially those recorded in low
light conditions, where the picture noise is often high.
The tool you’ll need are (download them from here):
neatvideo 2.0 for virtualdub (I can’t attach this one because it’s not for free, you can look for it by yourself)
filmato.avs (avisynth file which contains the path of the file you want to optimize)
The procedure I’m going to show is the longest one to do such thing, but it’s the one which offers the best possible quality.
1) Install : gordian knot, klite, avisynth, neatvideo (when it will ask for the path where virtualdub plugins are, point it to the one inside
gordian knot’s folder which should be C:\Program Files\gordianknot\virtualdubmod\plugins)
Now install Yamb.
Ripbot264 doesn’t need any installation, just start the .exe
2) Open filmato.avs with the Notepad and write the path of the video you want to optimize in the line named DirectShowSource, replacing “C:
Save the changes to the file
3) Now open virtualdubmod, which should be in C:\Program Files\gordianknot\virtualdubmod\, click on “File->Open Video File” and select
filmato.avs. If you have done everythin correctly, you’ll now see a frame of the video you want to optimize.
4) Click on Video->Filters->Add, select Neatvideo, and hit OK.
Now click on Configure and then on AutoProfile. Now you can find yourself in one of these 3 situations:
- if NeatVideo doesn’t tell you anything, a small square will appear, just hit Filter->Apply. Go to step 5).
- OR: if NeatVideo tells you that the selected area is small, just click YES and then hit Filter->Apply. Go to step 5).
- If NeatVideo tells you that it hasn’t been able to find a uniform area, you’ll have to select it manually: create a square using your mouse in a BACKGROUND AREA OF THE FRAME (not on the main subject) which you believe to be uniform; if NeatVideo thinks the area you selected is uniform, just right-click on ”AutoProfile using selected area” and finally click on Filter->Apply; in the case it’s not uniform, neatvideo will tell you that it’s not uniform in some channel: if the only non-uniform channel is Y it’s not a problem, just right-click on “AutoProfile using selected area” and finally click on Filter->Apply; if there are other non-uniform channels (e.g. you get “Clipping in B,G channels” message) it’s better to repeat the manual selection of a background area until the only non-uniform channel is Y, or the all the channels are uniform to that area (again, if you get “selected area is small”, just click YES), then right-click on “AutoProfile using selected area” and finally click on Filter->Apply;
5) Now hit on OK, and go back to the VirtualdubMod screen.
Click on video and click on Full Processing Mode.
In Compression select Uncompressed RGB.
Now click on File->Save and save the file as a Non-compressed AVI.
6) When the process is finished, we’ll have to convert out non-compressed AVI (very heavy in terms of Kilobytes and processing power required to
play it) in a more “portable” format.
Open RipBot264, click on Add and select the AVI file saved with VirtualDubMod.
Select [High 4.0] HD.Blueray.Console as profile.
Mode CQ and CRF 18.
Select the path of the destionation file and click on Done and finally Start.
The final video will be optimized and portable, but we still have to add audio to it.
7) Open YAMB, click on Create->Create and mp4 with multiple audio, Video..
Now click on Add, and add the original video (where we’ll take the audio from) and the optimized video.
Now deselect the Mpeg4 track of the original video, and leave the aac track of the original video selected, and select the AVC video track of
the optimized video.
Now just write the name and the path of the destination file (don’t choose the same name as the original video) and hit Next to save the final
Here we have an exameple video ( download here):
WATCH IT FULLSCREEN TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE!! 🙂