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Old November 8th, 2008, 11:49 PM   #1
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Contrast Problems

I have just started raising the contrast in my videos to make them pop little bit more. Since I'm new to doing this so I didn't know what the out come would be. The video looks fine until I output to dvd. The playback shows a lot distortion and lines when there is little to considerable movement.

I've used Final Cut Pro in the past and had the same problem but I just didn't know what it was. I now use Adobe Premiere and make the dvd using Encore. I was wondering if there is a way to stop or even reduce the distortion caused by the contrast filter. My only other option is to not use the filter but it looks so much better with it.

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Old November 9th, 2008, 02:22 AM   #2
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Sounds like an interlace issue? might want to post a still of the distortion so we can make a better judgment
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Old November 9th, 2008, 07:37 AM   #3
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I was wondering if there is a way to stop or even reduce the distortion caused by the contrast filter. My only other option is to not use the filter but it looks so much better with it.
What filter are you using? Is it the Encore output filter? If so, don't use it. I don't know anyone who does.

Peter's right. It would help to see an example of the distortion plus a description of your workflow settings. Specifically your camera frame rate settings (24p, 60i, etc.), Premier project settings and Encore transcode settings.

Pay particular attention to your field settings. If you're shooting NTSC SD interlaced it should be lower field first. HD is upper. You could also output progressive to see if that changes things.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 01:49 PM   #4
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Another thought is that CRT TVs don't handle contrast well at all. So it may depend on the TV you're watching it on.

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Old November 9th, 2008, 02:51 PM   #5
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Sounds like an interlace issue? might want to post a still of the distortion so we can make a better judgment
I would love to get a still of the distortion but it only appearing in the finished dvd. The edited mpgs look fine. I tried the dvd using multiple tv's and my laptop. I try taking a picture of the distortion. Thanks a lot for the suggestions.
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