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After buying a new monitor, I faced a judder effect while watching movies. I don't have any problems while gaming (or in UFO test), but when I tried to watch movie —*landscape footage start “ghosting”, make's moving objects looks like they're shacking. I have tried PotPlayer and VLC with default setting, turned on DXVA in Potplayer setting — nothing helped.
I want to understand exactly what the problem is: the monitor (and its settings), the player (and its settings), Operating System (and its setting + graphic card setting) or just a codecs.
More information about specifications that might help:
Monitor: Gigabyte M320Q (31,5", 1440p, 165Hz)
Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
Windows 11, PotPlayer and VLC
Ask me any questions, I will be glad to answer them. Thank you!
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Last edited by rRondo; 14th Sep 2023 at 17:46.
Here is the video fragment where Judder effect shows up. Figures (and especially the hair) twitch very much when camera moving.
I'v tried SVP technology build in PotPlayer, but it doesent help.
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I'm not all that familiar with the latest display technology, but until someone else comes along....
What refresh rate is the computer connected to the monitor? Is it 165Hz? Ideally the refresh rate should be an exact multiple of the frame rate.
165 / 24 = 6.875
If the refresh rate was 120Hz:
120 / 24 = 5
So each frame would display for 5 refreshes.
Have a look in the nvidia control panel, or whatever they call their control panel these days. I'd start by disabling everything in there that can mess with video specifically (not games), and see how it looks then. Except maybe any option for removing pulldown or telecine. It's probably a good idea to leave that enabled.
Have you tried adjusting the monitor's settings? There's possibly a preset for video, or even better, a preset that doesn't mess with the video. If you're using a gaming preset that could be part of the problem.
If it's nvidia settings, or monitor settings, or even the player's settings.... anything that can mess with the video.... disable everything you can disable and start from there.
Yes, run your monitor at an integer multiple of 24 (or 23.976) fps (ie, 24, 48, 72, 96, 120...). You'll still get the inherent flicker of 24p but not the judder.
SMPlayer crashes at the end. VLC also plays it normally. I'm on Linux though so maybe there's an issue with nvidia's drivers. It wouldn't be the first time. When I was on XP I stopped updating the video drivers because doing so broke something more than once, but I guess Microsoft doesn't allow you to decide for yourself any more.
Timestamps (ffprobe) show all the frames have a duration of ~42 ms (24000/1001 ms each). Except for frame 11 (the last frame before the shot change) which has a duration of ~84 ms.
If someone have video for testing specifically judder effect —*please share with me.
I have seen the same "judder effect" earlier in another movie – Blade Runner 2049. In 2 or 3 scenes there were the same problems (but LosslessCut doesn't want me to show you these fragments).
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Here's info about "barbie.mkv" with judder scene:
General Format : Matroska Format version : Version 4 File size : 21.0 GiB Duration : 1 h 54 min Overall bit rate : 26.4 Mb/s Frame rate : 23.976 FPS Movie name : Barbie Encoded date : 2023-09-12 16:44:55 UTC Writing application : [url=https://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVToolNix]mkvmerge[/url] v78.0 ('Running') 64-bit Writing library : libebml v1.4.4 + libmatroska v1.7.1 Cover : Yes Attachments : Cover.jpg Video ID : 1 Format : HEVC Format/Info : High Efficiency Video Coding Format profile : Main 10@L5@High Codec ID : V_MPEGH/ISO/HEVC Duration : 1 h 54 min Bit rate : 24.6 Mb/s Width : 3 840 pixels Height : 2 160 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate mode : Constant Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 (Type 2) Bit depth : 10 bits Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.124 Stream size : 19.6 GiB (93%) Default : Yes Forced : No Color range : Limited Color primaries : BT.709 Transfer characteristics : BT.709 Matrix coefficients : BT.709
General Unique ID : 52229678148055016106722612622177589138 (0x274B11F2EEB3A1DE4DA6C2F65F83D792) Format : Matroska Format version : Version 4 File size : 29.0 GiB Duration : 2 h 43 min Overall bit rate mode : Variable Overall bit rate : 25.4 Mb/s Frame rate : 23.976 FPS Movie name : Blade Runner 2049 Released date : 2017 Encoded date : 2019-11-05 14:54:54 UTC Writing application : mkvmerge v39.0.0 ('In The Waiting Line') 64-bit Writing library : libebml v1.3.9 + libmatroska v1.5.2 Cover : Yes Attachments : cover.jpg Video ID : 1 Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Format profile : High@L4.1 Format settings : CABAC / 2 Ref Frames Format settings, CABAC : Yes Format settings, Reference frames : 2 frames Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC Duration : 2 h 43 min Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 20.3 Mb/s Width : 1 920 pixels Height : 1 080 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate mode : Constant Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Progressive Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.409 Stream size : 23.3 GiB (80%) Title : Blade Runner 2049 Language : English Default : Yes Forced : No
Last edited by rRondo; 15th Sep 2023 at 15:04.
You get judder any time the display rate is not an integer multiple of the source rate. It's most obvious with sharp, high contrast, medium speed panning shots. And low frame rate (24p, 30p, etc.) always flickers under such conditions. This is nothing new. It's always been true.
Downscaled, 8 bit, and simpler to decode. Same judder.
If you have a fast CPU/GPU you could try using PotPlayer's ability to use AviSynth:
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I set the frame rate there to 55 fps since that's 1/3 of your refresh rate. That should give you smooth motion if your computer is fast enough. You'll need to install AviSynth+, the Interframe filter for AviSynth, and any other filters Interframe requires. That type of frame rate interpolation often doesn't work well (it may generate gross distortions). And it may not be fast enough for your 4K video.
Here's what that filter delivers at 55 fps. Does it play any smoother for you? Notice all the distortions?
Hi, jagabo. First of all, thanks you!
I've tried your 55 fps Barbie_55.mkv fragment. This file playing very smoothly, if not reduction in quality — it would be perfect
But AviSynth says that this script setting (on screenshot) have error: "Script error: There is no function named 'InterFrame'-. (potplayer_avisynth_script, line 2)"
also, is there any option to install AviSynth+ (plus) to PotPlayer?
InterFrame is a third party AviSynth filter (ie, it doesn't come with AviSynth). You need to download and install Interframe and SVPFlow.
The zip file contains the SVPFlow dll's.
Potplayer will use Avisynth+ if that's the only version of Avisynth installed.