Originally Posted by AlbertA
Grain IS noise by definition. It may be artistic intent in some cases, but it's still noise. Do you see "grain" with your eyes?
Grain is NOT noise......How many times must people be educated on this fact....Remove the grain and you remove the detail from the film.....Grain has always been a natural part of film...Indeed it is film....Some 35mm film produces less grain structure especially modern day films but it is an inherent part of film.
If you don't like grain then tough luck because from the advent of film over a 100 years ago grain has been a part of the equation....Noise reduction tools will destroy a film and the gorgeous detail that comes with it.
Nothing to do with artistic intent either.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/35_mm_film
From the above article....Talking about film camera stock used for making movies...
In the 1980s Eastman Kodak invented the T-Grain
, a synthetically manufactured silver halide grain that had a larger, flat surface area and allowed for greater light sensitivity in a smaller, thinner grain. Thus Kodak was able to break the problem of higher speed (greater light sensitivity — see Film Speed
) which required larger grain and therefore more "Grainy
" images. With T-Grain technology, Kodak refined the grain structure of all their "EXR" line of motion picture film stocks (which was eventually incorporated into their "MAX" still stocks). Fuji films followed suit with their own grain innovation, the tabular grain in their SUFG (Super Unified Fine Grain) SuperF negative stocks, which are made up of thin hexagonal tabular grains.
I wish people would do some research and understand what grain really is rather than dismissing it as bad.