Whats the best FREE software that can sharpen videos without excessive "halo' artifacts. and without sharpening the noise too much?
video looks pretty soft with my p500. especially in bright daylight because it automatically stops the lens down which causes a significant noticable diffraction blur effect.
its also cropped in when shooting video so that makes it even more noticable.
also none of the optimize image options has any effect in video mode with the camera switched to P setting when recording video.
in the manual it says it does but i tried many times to change the options and take videos and compare side by side. No difference changing the sharpening settings from off to max. or contrast or saturation either.
the ONLY optimize image setting that does anything is black and white mode. but thats useless really. and still sharpness doesnt have any effect there either
its like it ignores those settings in video mode. so I cant just turn up or down the sharpness setting in the camera.