The problem with this approach is you’ll never have a consistent outcome or workflow. For example, the “new” beta noise reductions are worse (for me) regarding results.
So, last week, noise reduction worked well for me. Next week it may not. That being said, the opposite can be true for someone else.
I’d rather see quarterly updates vs. weekly… with “Beta noise” being included for weeks at a time vs. a week or two. This way, we can alter our workflow over a period of time vs week to week. This would also avoid the debacle with the Lens/Motion sharpen models.
If the new models would be removed from TPAI i would move back to Denoise A.I., bc of the old Standard model.
With the Standard model i was able to finish my images after they where Processed with C1 and DxO DPXD and remove the last bit of noise.
I did test them also with other processes like denoising after C1 or LR and they were superior compared to the models in TL Denoise A.I.
I was also able to simulate a raw process with the new models and they where on par or better than Denoise A.I. of Adobe, since in raw processing you don’t need such high values like in processing images that were processed before denoising.
And with low values the new models work very well.