1. Because the monitor is progressive.
Thanks Harm! That's what i suspected after searching this forum. But then, if i choose to deinterlace - will it flicker or look bad on a regular TV set? I mean, is there a way to make my video clip look good on both computer monitors AND TV's?
Unless you use Dan Isaac's method for deinterlacing, you will be throwing away half of the vertical resolution. I would keep it interlaced. Even on a computer it will look good and software players often have decent deinterlacers.
Ok, thanks again Harm! This has certainly given me some clarity on the issue.
Sorry, just one more thing related to this topic, to convert the clip to the NTSC format i'm performing an inverse telecine 3:2 pulldown to 23.976 fps with VirtualDub. When doing so i have the following options:
- None (progressive)
- Reconstruct from fields - adaptive
- Reconstruct from fields - manual
- Reconstruct from blurred fields - manual
What should i choose?
You stated that your footage is PAL.
3:2 pulldown has no relationship to PAL -- it is a method of removing pulldown from 24p material that's within a 60i "container".
What is it that you're trying to accomplish?
Hi Dan! I was told that since the clip will be shown in the US it should be in NTSC format and to accomplish that i should convert the framerate from 25 fps to 23.976 fps using VirtualDub and BeSweet. Is this the wrong way of doing it?
b By the way, i used this guide: http://www.johnisme.shawbiz.ca/avi.shtml
Oh, goodness... There are many, many ways to do this and the one in your link is neither the best nor most convenient, IMO.
Are you doing any actual editing of the converted video or are you simply looking to convert an existing PAL DVD -> NTSC?
Ok, well i'm a true newbie!
No advanced editing really, i have two clips and i had to shorten one of them in PP and then exported DV AVI (PAL 25 fps, interlaced). But they are both interlaced PAL DV AVI-files now. What do you suggest regarding the NTSC conversion?
1.) Download and install AviSynth 2.5.7
2.) Download my dv2film() package, unzip the .zip and copy the files into your AviSynth plugins folder.
3.) Download and install the Cedocida DV codec
4.) Download and install the Lagarith lossless codec
5.) Using Notepad (or another text editor), create a new text file and save it as "pal_to_24p.avs" (copy/paste the text below, changing the filename to match your source):
6.) Open the "pal_to_24p.avs" in VirtualDub. Select the Lagarith lossless codec from the "Video/Compression..." menu and set "Video/Fast recompress".
7.) Save the output to an AVI file from VirtualDub
8.) Create a new Premiere project (NTSC DV 23.976 fps), import your AVI export to MPEG2 via Adobe Media Encoder
Ok, thanks a lot Dan! I'll try it tomorrow, unfortunately i don't have time now. Perhaps i'll come back with further questions, but it seems quite easy with your guide, thanks!
Sorry Dan but i get an error message trying to open the avs-file in VirtualDub, maybe you've seen it before:
You know what's wrong?
Oops, Juri... My mistake. I forgot to include a file. Please download again:
Post 10 sounds like another good page to add to the web site. Whatcha think Dan?
> Whatcha think Dan?
Argggh! That's what I think. I'm so busy with so many things at the moment. I'm also trying to get new versions of dv2film, hd2sd, sd2hd out... I've made some important improvements (particularly with regard to HD sources), but I've had little time to test things out.
Yes, we should have 50i -> film page also.
OK. I've having some computer issues that should be hammered out by week's end. I'll start work once things are squared away.
Yaay, it works! But it takes much longer than the other method ;) Do you think it's ok to use the computer while it's processing the video?
Sorry to bother you again, but the result look amazing! It doesn't look like it's interlaced and MediaInfo won't tell me the scan type - i didn't get some kind of deinterlacer-script did i? If not - fantastic!
Ok, after some research i understand it is progressive and that i just have to burn this thing and test it on a normal TV set to see the actual result. Gah, spamming again...
I am uploading videos to godaddy's video.me. They suggest deinterlacing your video for a better image. You make reference to Dan Isaac's method for deinterlacing. Do you have any documentation on his method or where to find it?