Horizontal interlacing "jaggies" on captured video

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

  1. Ubele macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2008
    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

    Jun 7, 2011
    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

    Mar 20, 2008
    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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