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Greyback
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I am using Mavic Air and shooting RAW images. I like to shoot in low ISO but I seem to get a lot of digital noise in the images. Any thoughts on how to reduce that noise? I tried Photoshop, Lightroom but still not happy with that.
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Hi, thanks for reaching DJI Forum. We do apologize for the troubles. Kindly provide a sample photo of the issues you are having with the photos having digital noise. We're here to help. Thank you.
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gnirtS
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Ultimately the camera isn't very good.  Make sure you aren't shooting over ISO100 (even 200 is awful).  Also make sure its properly exposed so you arent bringing up exposure or shadows in post processing.  Other than that, LR or ACR noise reduction work well enough - i use about 35 as default.
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Greyback
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I can fix color noise in LR or PS and get fair results. I just expected better and hope there is a fix.

I am sure better exposure will help so I will work at that too.
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Greyback Posted at 2018-8-12 10:12
I can fix color noise in LR or PS and get fair results. I just expected better and hope there is a fix.

I am sure better exposure will help so I will work at that too.

The light level in picture is low.

Have you got a ND filter on the camera?
Or was it towards evening, early morning?
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Greyback
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It was early morning. I think I underexposed this one.  

Today I went out and made several shots.  ISO 100. Both JPG and RAW. Some with Auto exposure, some manual exposure, some HDR. In auto or if I set exposure correctly and in HDR the result nice. Not quite as great as I hoped but I can work with it for now until I can find a drone with a higher quality camera.
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gnirtS
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Mavic 2 *might* have a better camera.
Phantom 4 Pro definitely has a better camera.

If you treat the mavic as a 2015 era cellphone camera you're about the right level.
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Thanks. I just recently heard about the Mavic 2 and plan on saving up for one. Might look into the Phantom4 PRO too.
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