Handbrake - Converting older B&W videos

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by wolfpackfan, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    Overall I've had pretty good success converting videos using HB. I have been using the iPad preset and lately the Universal preset in anticipation of getting an ATV2 for Christmas. I've noticed though when I try to convert older B&W videos, the results are not so great. I seem to get lines in the video that look terrible. Why would older videos like this give such bad results? Plus I've noticed when converting these older videos, it takes a lot longer to convert them for some reason.
  2. williedigital macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2005
    Not sure what the source material is. Videotape? I assume you're capturing it with some sort of device first? Most likely your best bet is to turn on "deinterlacing" in the handbrake filters. Do a search for that and you'll be on your way.

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