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Old March 6th, 2008, 02:07 PM   #16
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Veags ain't much cop at rendering mpeg-2 tho is it.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #17
 
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I think part of the problem is that the EX1 is so much sharper than prior cameras. While my HD110 is a huge leap over my old XL2, it doesn't display twitter like the EX1 with DETAIL turned on. I know people like the sharp, native look of the EX1 with DETAIL on, but, if you don't like twitter/flicker, leave the DETAIL off.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #18
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Well... yes and no.

As long as your display is not trying to deinterlace, you will not see line twitter from even the highest sharpness. Other artefacts, like edge over-enhancement or noise, yes - but not the typical line twitter.

On the other hand, when you have a twittering display, it will twitter even with sharpness down (perhaps it'll be less visibile, but still there).

When the problem first surfaced with the V1E, Sony adviced to turn down the sharpness in progressive mode from the default 7 (in 0-15 scale) to 3. This of course produced soft image, while the displays that tried to "deinterlace" it still twittered... Therefore, I was using sharpness setting based purely on aesthetic factors, which I also recommend to the EX1 users (for more film-like picture, turning edge sharpening off may be desirable).
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Disagree, not my experience, Piotr.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #20
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I'm getting the line twitter on both my 13" JVC monitor and my 46" 1080p HDTV. Source is 1080p30 downconverted to SD DVD and played from SD DVD S-Video into JVC and Component into HDTV. I maintained source as progressive when downconverting. The SD DVD feeding the HDTV has a "progressive" switch which did not alleviate the problem.

I'm on a Mac. I tried downconverting in Compressor and Episode and another person I know used Bit Vice with basically the same results.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 03:55 PM   #21
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Line twitter from downconverting to SD is another matter, and involves handling by NLE.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 05:46 PM   #22
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NLE isn't necessarily being used at all for downconversion.

That might be best handled by professional software designed to do that. Episode Pro is about $900 for example and deals with broadcast formats such as MPEG2 Transport streams etc.

The NLE, in my case Final Cut Pro, is working in the native codec but simply rewrapped with a MOV wrapper.

I assume the Vegas users are also working in the native codec.

My progressive HD video looks find on my HDTV. The twitter is only evident in the downconversion. This happens even if everything is kept progressive.

On the Mac, people are seeing this whether using Compressor, Episode or BitVice so it's not related to software used.

Somewhere, some program or device has some "intelligent" algorithm to handle this or we would be seeing this on movies we rent or buy.

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Line twitter from downconverting to SD is another matter, and involves handling by NLE.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 04:12 AM   #23
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The best result so far for CRT TV.

702/50P vegas using same profile.

Rendered to Pal Widscreen rendered upper field first.
Audio AC3 from Vegas timeline.

The first clip was the problem. Outside shot of theatre, sunny railings 'twittering'
The above almost cured it.
Still not perfect but OK.

Everything else not a problem including strobe spotlights.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 05:50 PM   #24
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I'm getting the line twitter on both my 13" JVC monitor and my 46" 1080p HDTV. Source is 1080p30 downconverted to SD DVD and played from SD DVD S-Video into JVC and Component into HDTV. I maintained source as progressive when downconverting. The SD DVD feeding the HDTV has a "progressive" switch which did not alleviate the problem.

I'm on a Mac. I tried downconverting in Compressor and Episode and another person I know used Bit Vice with basically the same results.
I had the same issues. I believe it's because DVD's are really only 60i and recognize 24p cadence only in a 60i format. Not 30p. So I was getting weird jitters etc. I changed to 24p, edit, burn to DVD in 24p mode and results? 99% less artifacts and twitters and weirdness. Running Sony DVD progressive scan out the HDMI to 10 different plasmas and LCD's. Same result. Try the 24p at 1/48th to 1/60th of a second. you might like it a lot more.

Now to figure out what detail I need to get rid of edge enhancements... Off, Min, -8? Have to go out and tape some chain link fences and zoom in and out this week.
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