Hello Red Users,
I recently directed a video and sadly me and DP are left here wanting a beautiful file version of the promo and we're going crazy trying to find the right kind of compression. It was a low light shoot and it seems to me that every time we compress the file we get disastrous banding and noise in the frame, around the background smoke and light. There are banded artifacts around the lights and anywhere where smoke is being lit. (see pics 1 n 2).
I have attached frames from the 10 bit uncompressed HD version (4) and some from Apple's intermediate codec and some from proRes 422. we just want a full HD version, or even a 720p version but we can't seem to get the compression right.
any help would be of huge value to us as we're close to tears
thanks in advance