Horizontal interlacing "jaggies" on captured video

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Ubele, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Ubele macrumors 6502a

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    I have some home videos on old Sony Mini-DV tapes that I recently imported into iMovie 11 using the iLink (FireWire) interface. I also have a new Sony NEX 6 camera, which gets raves for its video quality, and videos are automatically imported into Aperture 3 when I connect my camera. In both cases, the imported videos (not the originals) contain horizontal "jaggie" artifacts that I assume are due to interlacing. I experienced this problem when using HandBrake to create MP4 files from ripped DVDs and VHS tapes. I did some research, and enabling a variable comb-filter setting in HandBrake solved the problem. How do I prevent or eliminate the "jaggies" in my iMovie and Aperture video captures? Or do they only go away after I convert the videos to MP4 files with HandBrake?
     
  2. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    BTW, for future shots, you will want to use the genuine 60p mode of the NEX-6. Fortunately it supports 60p, unlike the lower-cost NEX 3 series. Then, you can avoid the PITA decombing step, which takes a LOT of time when done properly.
     
  3. Ubele thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks -- I'll go through my NEX 6 manual again. The camera's wealth of features is both a blessing and a curse. I found a setting for selecting video output for whatever viewing device you're connected to, and I have it set to Auto Detect. I couldn't find where to select for video type when you record, so I assumed it defaults to 60P, and you can convert on output if necessary.
     

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