A client gave me some .avi files to edit on FCP. I took those files to Mpeg Streamclip and made them ProRes 422. I put them on a lower even sequence just like the settings it asked for. i edited and made a dvd. When I watched it on the computer it had lines. I saw it on a big lcd monitor and it looked jagged. When I put de interlace on it it looks too soft. Help please.
[Mónica Calderón]"i edited and made a dvd. When I watched it on the computer it had lines."
This is normal. Computer monitors can't display interlacing properly. Video monitors can.
[Mónica Calderón]"I saw it on a big lcd monitor and it looked jagged."
How jagged does this look? Standard-definition video usually doesn't look very good on a high-definition monitor. Have you looked at other standard-definition video on this monitor? If you have, then you have a basis for judging the quality of the DVD.
[Mónica Calderón]"When I put de interlace on it it looks too soft."
What did you use to deinterlace the video?
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Thanks for the answers. I'm using a Samsung Monitor and I can see the lines there. On the Westinghouse HDTV1080 it looks jagged when people move. Can I guess that it would look fine on a normal tube tv and dvd. I don't have one handy at the moment. I used FCP de-interlace on maximum flicker. It all went soft. Interlacing and fields is one of the things that I'm trying to learn about cause I can't quite put my finger around it yet.
[Mónica Calderón]"On the Westinghouse HDTV1080 it looks jagged when people move."
What software are you using to encode the DVDs? I guess you are not using Compressor, hence these artifacts. Just give it a try, Use best quality dvd preset.
I don't think you need to use de-interlace filter.