High-definition video allows creators to capture image details that weren’t possible in the past. However, the increased resolution also magnifies imperfections such as digital noise and grain, particularly with footage shot under low-light conditions. Anomalies like these can largely be eradicated with the right tools in post-production, but modern software-based solutions tend to be time-consuming and overly complicated.

Cleanup, aisle one

CrumplePop VideoDenoise ($99) tackles unwanted visual noise, and it’s one of the fastest and easiest to use so far. Available exclusively from the excellent FxFactory marketplace, this plugin works inside of host apps Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Adobe Premiere Pro 7 or higher, where editors drag and drop the filter onto an individual clip in your timeline.

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