Lightroom: Merge to HDR creating excessive noise in shadows

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Has been any progress with this issue of noise in the Merge to HDR process ... in this case on the left you see the resulting DNG from LR6 Merge to HDR and on the right is 32bit Merge to HDR in CS6 even where I chose the -2EV image as the reference image for de-ghosting. Seems as though there are still serious issues that Adobe has not yet resolved.I added the issue here because I couldn't find any report on this forum, only on the Lightroom user to user Community Forum.
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AiDon

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Marie Pedersen

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I'm new to HDR and Ive really been banging my head over this. Im happy to see that this seems to be a common problem.
I've also got the problem, when un-clicking the de-ghosting, that LR  seem to use the darkest picture as reference which results in a very underexposed and boring hdr-merge. When I use de-ghosting the picture look much better and the reference seem to be one of the brighter pictures, though with noice as described in previous post.

It would be great with a  feature where you choose reference picture and also get a simpler preview of how each reference picture would affect the hdr picture.

 Also I would like a feature where you can de-select specifik ghost areas in the preview mode. Once, for example, LR  "burnt a hole" in a white sealing when  de-ghosting. It created a big, grey area with black edges in the middle of the sealing. Very weird and the area definitely did not exist in any of the merging pictures. I saw this already in the preview and it would have been great being able to de-select de-ghosting for this specific part of the picture.
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Stephen Newport

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This really makes ghosting unusable 
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Stephen Newport

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Would be great if there was some progress on this. The blending of ghosting in Lightroom HDR is really really rudimentary. Smarter seams and better noise reduction/matching is necessary to be usable.