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Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 1:03pm

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Look at this:
http://www.badongo.com/pic/526636


Why it is like that when he move the light sword?
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 3:37pm

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this is called interlacing, it combines 2 frames into one to so it can load faster, from what i have heard, it is also used in television. when loading up any fxhome product on the opening dialog boc where it says "scan method" change it to "deinterlaced even" this will make sure you video is not interlaced for adding effects. hope this was helpfull
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 4:07pm

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Interlacing exists because of how televisions display images. Every frame of video footage has 2 fields in it, which display one after another during normal television playback. Computer monitors are not interlaced, they are progressive, meaning they show the whole picture at once. Since interlaced source footage was creating by the camera taking two images in rapid succession, it appears there are two images onscreen at once. This is most noticeable when things are moving fast.

If you intend to ever watch your project on a tv screen, by DVD or whatever, you oughtn't to deinterlace the footage. If it will ony be watched on a computer screen, or uploaded to the internet, then it should be de-interlaced, but since thhis removed data from the footage, resulting in some quality loss, its best to do this at the final compression stage. This thread has some additional info on interlacing which you might find helpful.
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 4:36pm

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Could you please tell me where to find the Interlace settings, I cant find it myself.
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 5:19pm

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When you first open a movie it gives you the options of MiniDV, Pal or NTSC, etc. Towards the bottom is Scan Method, then use the drop down to choose the appropriate method
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 5:32pm

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It is in the Project Settings dialog box, which as David Littlefield mentioned comes up when you start a new project.

You can't change these settings after the project is created, but if you have effects you have already completed, and don't want to have to do them all over again, you can create a preset of the effect to transfer it from one project to the other.
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 6:10pm

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Okey, so whitch mode do I take?
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 6:56pm

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It depends on your camera and the eventual intended destination of your project.
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 7:42pm

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I have a mini DV camera.
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 8:41pm

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Some models use Interlaced (Even) and others use Interlaced (Odd). The easiest way to determine which yours is will probably be to create a project with each and see which one works. If you get the wrong order, it will be quite obvious as playback will be quite stuttered. For DV footage though, you will nearly always want one of the interlaced settings.
Posted: Mon, 26th Mar 2007, 4:49pm

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I have tested all the option for the interlace and it's allways the same thing at the picture I have showed you.

What is the problem???
Posted: Mon, 26th Mar 2007, 7:28pm

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You probably need to set the Interlaced tag for Quicktime to play it back properly. In Quicktime, go to Window > Show Movie Properties, then click on Video Track in the list at the top of the window that opens. At the bottom of the page of options that opens, there should be check boxes for Single Field and Deinterlace. One or the other should get it to play back properly on your monitor.

NOTE: These options are in Quicktime Pro. If you only have Quicktime player, I'm not positive they will be there.