View Full Version : Best free de-interlacer for HDV?
Nikolaj Marquez von Hage
November 30th, 2006, 09:46 AM
I'm making a movie and have shot HDV material, which I edit native in Adobe Premiere 2.0. The material is 1080 x 1440 50i.
I'd like to know what is the BEST free, comparatively easy to use de-interlacer available. AspectHD is ruled out, as I edit native HDV.
December 9th, 2006, 03:28 AM
I'd like to know too.
I've used FCP 5.1 deinterlace, but that doubles the horizontal lines if I'm not mistaken - looks fine, still you look at the detail that goes missing.. don't want to loose half my vertical resolution when it's already HDV.
December 9th, 2006, 09:59 PM
I've had very good results with the Alparysoft Deinterlacer running in VirtualDub. They have versions for Premiere and After Effects too, I think, but I haven't used them. While not free, it costs $25 which is pretty darn cheap. If you're editing HDV you can afford the $25... :)
December 11th, 2006, 03:02 AM
i also heard good things about the 'mpeg streamclip' never used it for deinterlacing, but I believe it's free and it works well
December 11th, 2006, 02:48 PM
I need an in-FCP plug in - thanks for the tips though! I have too much footage - I can't edit and then export, deinterlace, and then reimport all at 1920x1080 at 8-bit uncompressed.
Okay, so not free..
What is the best "smart" deinterlacer out there, for the Macintosh that plugs into FCP? When I say smart, I mean I want something that uses the two frames and merges them "smartly" from 60i into 30p without throwing away half the frames and then just doubling the lines of resolution. (That'd be a dumb interlacer, and I'm afraid that's what the current stock FCP 5 one does, right?)
December 16th, 2006, 12:36 AM
Nicolaj, you can use Virtual Dub which is free. You can download 'smart deinterlacer' plugin from neuron2.net. It does a pretty good job.
You can download a VDub 60i to 60p (or 50i to 50p) plugin from here: http://www.geocities.com/headlesspuppy/stuff/vdub_60p.zip
January 12th, 2007, 12:33 PM
Definitely not easy-to-use. Also quite slow. However, its completely free and the image quality is the best deinterlacing I've ever seen by far.
February 22nd, 2007, 09:53 PM
I went out and bought Nattresses G Film plug in. Looks nice, but, honestly, it just doesn't bring UP the footage the way I've seen in Magic Bullet and other very expensive suites. I like it, and glad I have it, but I will upgrade when I get a chance.
Deinterlacing isn't transparent - leaves horizontal artifacts, and the 24P isn't useful for footage that'll be seen on a computer - works fine at full speed on a TV monitor though.
Robert M Wright
February 24th, 2007, 11:48 AM
This is another way to deinterlace 60i to 60p, using AVISynth and VirtualDub:
I've used this, and the results can be quite pleasing.