Bear with me, as I am pretty much a total newbie to video stuff. I'm ripping Futurama from NTSC DVDs I bought forever ago using Handbreak (the only software I know much about atm). I've done a bunch of reading but am probably still making some mistakes. Basically, I set "Detelecine" to Default and Constant Framerate to 23.976 to get rid of telecine issues.
I tried a number of settings for Deinterlace, but kept getting interlaced lines in the video output. I eventually found smart people recommend leaving interlacing in the video for this kind of source, so using H.264 I added ":tff" to Handbrake's "Extra Options". After messing that up a few times, I finally got it so MediaInfo now reports "interlaced=tff" on the output video.
The problem is that now I'm seeing some weird color-interlacing in VLC (as you can see in the included png; there is a red smear where Fry's tongue will be in the next frame), especially in the earlier Futurama episodes (which are apparently kind of famous for being kind of crappy DVDs).
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1) Did I do the right thing to undo the telecine used on this DVD?
2) What, if anything, can I do to fix the color-smearing? Keep in mind, I barely know what I'm doing w/ video encoding, so try to dumb it down a little if possible.
2) How can I tell if the DVD is tff or bff interlaced? I'm pretty sure this source is tff, but I'd like to know how to find out for sure.
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2) What, if anything, can I do to fix the color-smearing?
2) How can I tell if the DVD is tff or bff interlaced?
Leave your DVDs alone unless you want to let yourself in for a world of grief.
Ok, I was just curious if there was something easy/obvious that I was doing wrong due to my inexperience. I'll check out Avisynth, but it's a little overwhelming at first glance. Now that I've got the interlacing figured out (even if it's not perfect) I think the quality is good enough for my purposes. It's probably not worth digging into crazy IVTC routines.
Thanks for the advice!
- My sister Ann's brother
If I'm wrong, I'll probably keep using it that way anyhow because I'm old, and the distinction in this context seems entirely academic.
we also know what the poster really means and is trying to describe. I've been a little pedantic myself in the past,
but have since realized it's not helpful, sometimes it's better by way of a carefully crafted reponse to draw a disticntion that way.
Just my 2 cents