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I'm playing around with RAW files in Silkypix that came with my Panasonic camera and I am thoroughly confused by the sliders for the noise reduction and the Silkypix manual isn't of much help (at least I've a hard time following it).

The options presented as sliders are:

  • False Color Control
  • Noise Reduction
  • Noise Canceller - Noise Level
  • Noise Canceller - Noise Cancel

It would be great if someone could relate these options in a concise way and how to use them to good effect.

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"False Color Control" probably mitigates the effect of moiré, a topic which we don't seem to have covered yet on this site. Let's try to fix that...… – coneslayer May 10 '11 at 15:34
I'm not positive, but I doubt false color control affects moiré patterns. If it does, it seems misplaced in the noise reduction section, because moiré is not noise. – dpollitt May 10 '11 at 17:51
@dpollitt: It was a guess, based on the usual meaning of "false color." I've never used Silkypix. But the truth seems to be that it works on both moire-related false color and color noise: "False Color Control: The software enables to reduce both false colors occur in the fine structure area (high frequency area) and color noise." The combination seems a little idiosyncratic. – coneslayer May 10 '11 at 17:58
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The False Color Control will remove the color noise, while the Noise Reduction Control will remove the high frequency non-color noise. These are your two main sliders. The other two "cancellers" are essentially to fine tune and dial back the other two main sliders.

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