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Deinterlacing a wedding video

See those horizontal stripes that are tearing up the image of the minister in the foreground? That’s because he moved quickly on video footage that was shot in the UK and converted so that I could watch it here in North America.

It’s caused by different standards and frame rates (PAL in Europe and NTSC here). Converting leaves these artifacts on the image. Without getting technical, video images are split up into horizontal bands which are “interlaced” to recreate the illusion of a complete image.

So the thing to do, it seems, is to remove that interlacing from the footage. I will be trying to do that with a free app called JES Deinterlacer. Wish me luck.

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4 comments

1 joni { 02.11.12 at 9:14 pm }

Yes!

‘Smart’ is the deinterlacer filter for virtualdub.

There is a mac version for this open source.

2 Bill { 02.11.12 at 9:46 pm }

Thanks, Joni. JES Deinterlacer works very well, too. Your tip may help PC people.

3 Lloyd { 02.19.12 at 8:57 am }

Re: Bill C-30 — thanks Bill, it was never so easy to protest something. Gone are the placards, forget the megaphones and gas masks — electronic protesting of an electronic encroachment on our valued legal system. Let’s hope for the best.

4 Bill { 02.19.12 at 3:18 pm }

Industry pressures to lock down the internet will continue, even if Bill C-30 is amended to remove the worst parts. The best solution would be to stop buying products from the companies that are using our own money against us, but that’s not likely to happen. So we must continue to be vigilant and raise hell when the next attempt is made… and it will be, that’s for sure.

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