Photon Pro is a video noise reduction Plug-In for Final Cut Pro X

Photon Pro uses a sophisticated algorithm to remove sensor readout noise and photon shot noise from digital movie recordings.
Eliminate the ugly 'film grain' and make your clips look great!

- An incompatibility issue has been reported with the Mac Mini 2011 and the Radeon 6630 HD graphic card.
- Make sure you select 'create optimized media' when importing a clip otherwise the program will be forced to use software-only rendering which is very slow.

Inspired by the leading photographic editing applications, Photon Pro allows you to do interactive editing with ease and speed.

The plug in enables you to set different level of correction for the luminance and the chrominance channels.
Both spatial and temporal denoising are supported, as well as mixed-mode spatial and temporal.

Photon Pro has been designed to preserve edge sharpness while removing noise.
If you intend to use a sharpening filter in your effects chain, make sure that such filter is applied downstream from (after) the noise reduction filter.

Photon Pro will take full advantage of the new Mac Pro (late 2013) dual GPU architecture.
A recent and fast OpenCL 1.2 compatible graphic card is highly recommended to achieve the best performance.

Limited time intro price.

Requires Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.1.3

What’s New

Version 1.0.3

-Resolves an issue with Temporal Radius set to zero on some Radeon HD cards

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

mattgraf58 ,

Quick and somewhat effective

I also own and use NEAT. When I compare the two, NEAT is superior by about 20%. Not bad, but not good enough for some.
That said, Photo Pro is a useful tool. It just needs to be improved to compete.
I think this version will work fine for non-professional video with a small amount of noise.

PrinceOfDarkness ,

Saved my footage.

Did a whole night’s shoot with a camera that had some settings off. Looked good on camera playback, but when I went to cut, it was unusably noisy. All my B-roll was blown. Decided to try a noise reduction plug-in and stumbled upon this. Turned a pile of lost shots into quite useable footage. Very easy to use and renders quickly, considering what it’s doing. If you can avoid a noisy shot, always do that first. But if you’re stuck in a rut, this product works for a very reasonable price.

Captain Marsupial ,

Basically stopped my machine

I had a huge lecture to run on my Mac Pro. Much of the footage was fine, but several shots were noisy to the point of unusable. I installed the program, and I everything came to a standstill. Items that took a couple of minutes to render took over an hour, and didn't look that much better. Rendering out the whole project took over a day, as opposed to a couple of hours. And the results weren't worth it. Even after I uninstalled the app, I had to find and kill all of the clips I'd applied the filter on before I got my project back. I ended up using some blurs and cutaways. A waste of my money and a huge waste of time.


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OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor



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