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Deinterlacing

Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2004, 9:39pm

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DeezNutz24

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What is it? How do I do it. How does it improve my movie.
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2004, 10:36pm

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Gibs

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It gives it a bit of a more film-like appearance. Video is made up of two interlaced fields per second, whilst film is made up of one full frame per second. In general, it will make your film look better. I don't know of any free programs for mac that deinterlace, but I'm sure there are some. For windows, use VirtualDub.
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2004, 10:44pm

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Aculag

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De interlacing won't give you a more film like look at all. When you're looking at an interlaced clip on your computer screen you get the jagged edges of the fields separating. If you look at it on a television, that's not there. If you de-interlace, it makes so you can't see the fields separating. Just smooths it out. Basically. Laymans terms.
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2004, 10:45pm

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DeezNutz24

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Thank you. Will that program work with quicktime for windows?
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2004, 11:08pm

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Gibs

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It's a standalone program.

Aculag: I guess the film look is subjective, but I think that it makes it look more film-like. Just like shooting progressive frames is more film-like than interlaced.
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2004, 11:38pm

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Aculag

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It depends. But shooting progressive frames is not the same thing as de-interlacing. If you could get the progressive frame look by just de-interlacing, everyone's footage would have the look of shooting in frame mode on an XL1 or what have you.
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2004, 11:45pm

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DeezNutz24

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Its a stand alone program. Can I import quicktime files to convert?
Posted: Sat, 28th Feb 2004, 5:26am

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Gibs

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It can import avi files and mpeg as well. So to answer your question, yes.

Aculag: Your right, they're not the same thing, but deinterlaced footage is more like progressive footage than interlaced is. But in general, it doesn't hurt to do it (I think confused ).
Posted: Sat, 28th Feb 2004, 2:08pm

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Aculag

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No, like I said, for footage for the internet, it's best to have de-interlaced. But for television, interlaced.
Posted: Sat, 28th Feb 2004, 2:29pm

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fallen

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DON'T deinterlace any of your footage, unless it's going to be displayed soley on a progressive monitor. Nuff said.