Your choice of which package to install was probably not the right one.
The joint installation of these two versions has no influence on your computer and may be necessary.
As a priority, the pack corresponding to his computer must be installed (x64 for 64-bit computer), but a program may perfectly need the x86 version to operate, even on a 64-bit computer.
In addition, these packs "work" only at the request of the software that needs them.
So there is no risk that this will cause malfunctions.
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I have had the exact same issue when installing on my Win7 64Bit machine, I installed the X64 C++ but same installation error,
The i tried the X86 C++ pack and it installed okay.
Is it possible to implement a feature to disable or engage the internal deinterlacing?
I know before you mentioned Film9 looks at the media info
to choose whether to apply deinterlacing?
Film sources are usually flagged interlaced and Film9 might wrongly deinterlace a film source thats
only flagged and encoded " interlaced" but is actually progressive etc.
This would degrade the quality deinterlacing a progressive file.
BTW I use Pal sources.
Will not install on Server 2019 -- tells me I need newer Windows? :]
Thank you for the info. It is possible to deactivate the automatic detection of interlaced films. Why not.
Server versions are not supported.
Yes it did exist. The first cameras that equipped pro scanners were interlaced.
I agree that this is no longer relevant at all, but some people still have these recordings.
Therefore, the interlaced setting was probably never needed in the first place, even when you had interlaced cameras taking the image.
Last edited by johnmeyer; 25th Jul 2020 at 12:40.
Scanners weren't always digital like your camera (interlaced really?)
The earliest MWA scanners had analog outputs and the scan was intended to be viewed on a CRT television.
It doesn't matter what equipment is used. The basic fact is that progressive video is nothing more than interlaced video where there is no temporal difference between fields. If you mount an interlaced camera on a tripod and take video of a scene where nothing is moving, the result will be 100.000% identical to that same scene taken with a progressive camera. Thus, no special handing is required when an interlaced video or camera device is used to capture a non-moving image.
Of course in the usual case when using interlaced video, where there are temporal differences between odd and even fields, your software does have to be changed considerably to handle those temporal differences correctly (e.g., you cannot simply re-size interlaced video without first deinterlacing).
Last edited by johnmeyer; 25th Jul 2020 at 16:52. Reason: clarification
Maybe i confused matters by mentioning film sources,
I was referring to film sources on a retail DVD and the extracted video file flagged "interlaced"
Film9 will see this video file as video with fields and apply deinterlacing etc.
But the video file is only encoded " interlaced" but the content is progressive with frames.
Part of the confusion is Film9 not only handles captured film sources but home video from camcorders/VHS/
and the name of this software " Film9" infers it only works with film.
OK, when dealing with DVD that contains 24 fps film with the flag set so the player will add the pulldown fields when playing on an old CRT 29.97 interlaced display, you do need to take that into account.
I fully understood your example of a fixed camera that you explain for the second time.
We are now talking about the material that produced recordings in interlaced and not in progressive and not of a working principle.
I can talk about my experience in this field or I digitize films for a foundation. This foundation has been around for more than 13 years or so and has scans made at that time. The medium is either DVDs or cassettes. The files provided are interlaced. I also know the service provider who carried out these transfers at the time as well as the equipment he used.
On the other hand, you will find below an excerpt translated into English concerning this type of scanner:
"It renders good quality images but is now outdated due to the low resolution of its tri CCD camera which limits digitization to SD resolution. The acquisition mode is interlaced AVI DV (720x576 pixels) directly by a FireWire output "
You will find the original text in French here, but I imagine that the Google translation also works in the other direction:
You will also find other sources which confirm this on the internet, but I do not consider it useful to transmit them to you.
Hello @Gelinox, thank you so much for your awesome software. I am currently restoring Super-8 videos with it. I will donate some money once I am done.
I have a problem and some feedback:
* Problem: On EVERY start of Film9, the software tells me to install AviSynth, which is installed already. On every start I do install it - next start it says again that AviSynth is not installed. It doesn't really seem to have an effect since I think everything works fine - but still this is awkward. Do you have an idea?
* Feedback: I would have expected a message telling me that all my presets would be deleted by version 3.1. I saw it now on the forums here, but I'd expect it with the installer. Sad to have my finely adjusted presets deleted. (Where are they being saved? I might be able to grab some from a backup)
I don't think installing Avisynth is the cause of your problem. But no more missing DLL.
Could you give me a screenshot of the "Microsoft Visual ++ ...." packs present on your computer. You will find this list on
"Application and Features" (I don't know the exact name in English. This is the list that allows you to uninstall an application.
For the second point, I can only be sorry that you lost these settings. We have mentioned on this site that this update will erase saved presets. But we also mentioned it at the beginning of the "general conditions" in the installer.
This installer does not give us complete satisfaction and we did not have the means to display a message otherwise which would have been more readable.
Unfortunately, no way to recover this lost info.
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But still, I'd like to know where exactly the presets are being saved. Registry? Or just some folder? I could look into my file or system backups to restore the old version.
Last edited by Ascendor; 26th Jul 2020 at 13:34.
Well, the Visual C ++ toolkit is really complete.
Two points to check:
- The file "C: \ Program Files (x86) \ AviSynth \ Uninstall.exe"
OR is the file "C: \ Program Files (x86) \ AviSynth 2.5 \ Uninstall.exe" present on your computer?
The following 5 DLL's must be present in the directory
"C: \ Windows \ System32 \".
Maybe this point before trying to find the data.
I am trying to pass a file with DLL's through this forum.
Just copy the missing Dlls to the "C or D: \ Windows \ System32 \ "
For your lost presets, contact me by MP.
If the above conditions are met, there is no reason why it should not work.
- Your system disk on which Windows is installed is D: ?
- How did you install Avysinth?
- Windows is installed on drive C:
- Film9 is installed on drive D:
- AviSynth is installed on drive D:
AviSynth has been installed several times in several different variations:
- via the button in Film9
- via direct download
- default installation
- full installation
Ok ... your system is on C and not on D.
Uninstall Avisynth and Open Film9.
Install Avisynth from the "Preferences" window and do not change the default options on Avisynth.
In the end Avisynth must be installed on the system disk (C) in the Program (x86) directory.
Wow. That was it. Thanks a lot for the help!
One more topical question now:
I noticed that when enabling Auto White feature, then Degrain is much much less effective. To get to the same degraining effect as with Auto White off and Degrain set to 10, I had to pump Degrain up to 100. And even then it didn't degrain as well in all situations. Is that expected behaviour?
I used to observe degraining issues too (in my case never the "not enough" problem though) and attributed it to the Autowhite function. I resorted to a "pregrading" before feeding the film into film9: In Virtualdub2 using the "gradation curves" filter I carefully tried to remove any tint from the film (usually I observed the tint in the shadows - like it the shadows were not naturally dark but kind of e.g. blueish). I let this plugin process the whole film and saved in Huffyuv or Lagarith. This film I fed into film9. I still had the Autowhite function enabled but I think it had to work less with preliminary work already done. I got nice degraining results with this - as a matter of facts I most of the time had to lower the settings to preserve enough natural grain...