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Old August 19th, 2010, 08:54 AM   #1
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Deinterlace Workflow

I was wondering what the proper work flow would be when i want to deinterlace a project. I mean should i deinterlace then edit or edit then deinterlace? Also what is the best way to deinterlace?

I know these sound like newby questions, but i have just been dealing with the comb look on all my footage, and when i say all my footage I mean every single clip. All I really film is skating so there is a lot of motion in every shot.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 03:55 PM   #2
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Matt,

I think the reason 100 have read this post but no-one has answered is that the question is very big and opens up several cans of worms with lots of possible answers.

I'm not an expert but have learnt a thing or two from folk on here. The simple answer is to de-interlace at the very end. You need to use something like Compressor to do a good job on it, though FCP has a filter which does the job (not very well - softens the image too much). Render times can be VERY long though in Compressor at the highest quality settings.

To avoid seeing the interlacing while you are working you need a decent monitoring system - I use the Matrox MXO mini which connects to the express card slot on the Mac and completely by-passes the poor Mac graphics card (and DVI out) and does good de-interlacing on the fly as well as offering excellent colour monitoring.

If you do some careful searches on this forum you should find all you need to know,

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Old August 24th, 2010, 10:53 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for responding I will start using compressor after my final renders. AS for the monitor i doubt I'll get a new one cause I don't care if I see it during the edits as long as I know there gone for post on the web, even though I know my audience will not know the difference, that is if I have a audience
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Old August 31st, 2010, 12:24 PM   #4
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Personally when editing interlaced footage in Final Cut I go to the sequence settings and change the interlace fields to "none". That throws half the fields away and technically makes the resolution lower. I really don't care though because I can't work with interlaced images since I incorporate animations and effects, and even if the resolution is lower it still looks better to me than those obtrusive interlace lines. It is definitely better than FCP's terrible de-interlace filter.

You can de interlace later with a better tool after you export your final video, but if you do any effects like adjusting the scale of a clip or even adding text, it's just going to make things look worse to de-interlace it.
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