Recommended tune for grainy animation?

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fatpizza
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Recommended tune for grainy animation?

Post by fatpizza » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:15 am

If I have some anime from a couple of years ago with digital grain added post process should I use the animation tune or the grain tune? I suspect I should use grain but I just though someone with more experience might be able to tell me.

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Re: Recommended tune for grainy animation?

Post by mduell » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:37 am

Do you want to preserve the grain or obliterate it?

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Re: Recommended tune for grainy animation?

Post by fatpizza » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:28 am

mduell wrote:Do you want to preserve the grain or obliterate it?
I'm a fan of preserving the original look of the video as much as possible so I guess I should leave it on grain. Just not at the cost of extreme filesize.
Lets just say when I had the tune set to grain with a crf of 20, the filesize for a 22 minutes episode was approaching 5GB. :P
With a CRF of 23 and grain the filezise went down to just under 3GB. What other settings could I play around with without setting the CRF any lower and leaving the tune on grain?

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Re: Recommended tune for grainy animation?

Post by musicvid » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:34 am

In order to preserve the grain, you will have very large files. No free lunch there.

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Re: Recommended tune for grainy animation?

Post by fatpizza » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:13 am

Yeah I'm finding that out quickly... :P
I tried setting the x264 preset to 'Very Slow' and it saved me a couple of hundred MB. When using the grain preset is it safe to set the CRF value higher than recommended(23 I think for HD is recommded, so 24+) since the grain tune is designed to keep more detail anyway?

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Re: Recommended tune for grainy animation?

Post by mduell » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:29 am

Sure, you can set it as high as you like the results.

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Re: Recommended tune for grainy animation?

Post by Smithcraft » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:51 am

With my Grain preset, I have the CQ a notch or two higher(numerically speaking of course) to keep the file size down.

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