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Steve Ward
Importing DVD footage - interlacing?
on Aug 28, 2011 at 12:14:03 am

Hey Guys,

I'm attempting to import some footage of a band into a doc that I'm working on.
The bulk of the doc was shot on XDCAM EX which has been converted to ProRes.

Settings for my project:
1920 x 1080 HDTV 1080i (16:9)
23.98 fps
XDCAM EX 1080p24 35 Mb/s VBR

About the DVD footage from MPEG Streamclip:

Stream: VTS_01_1.VOB
Path: /Volumes/HLG/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB
Type: VOB program stream

Duration: 0:03:56
Data Size: 214.35 MB
Bit Rate: 7.60 Mbps

Video Tracks:
224 MPEG-2, 720 × 480, 16:9, 29.97 fps, 8.00 Mbps, lower field first

Audio Tracks:
128 AC3 2/0, 48 kHz, 192 kbps

Stream Files:
VTS_01_1.VOB (214.35 MB)

Anyhow, I'm trying to import the footage from the DVD but it always looks like this:

I've tried directly importing into FCP and also tried converting it with MPEG Streamclip first.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Importing DVD footage - interlacing?
on Aug 28, 2011 at 5:10:55 am

Well, you're bringing interlaced clips into a deinterlaced timeline. Have you tried deinterlacing it?


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Andrew Rendell
Re: Importing DVD footage - interlacing?
on Aug 28, 2011 at 8:29:14 am

As well as deinterlacing, it'll be better to cut with if it's 24fps to match the rest of your material, so I'd do both the deinterlace and the frame rate change with MPEG Streamclip to see what the quality's like (there are other ways to go about it, but your quality is already compromised by coming from a DVD).

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Chris Tompkins
Re: Importing DVD footage - interlacing?
on Aug 28, 2011 at 4:17:37 pm

When you rip the disc in MpegStreamClip - select "Deinterlace"
And ProRes.

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