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Re: quicktime export problem with "freeze frame" stills

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Bret Williams
Re: quicktime export problem with "freeze frame" stills
on Feb 4, 2010 at 12:00:49 am

FCP doesn't do any of it's own de-interlacing. Put your canvas window on 100% size and you'll see all your scan lines in all their glory, just like you see in your 100% size quicktime.

When you freeze a interlaced frame, it freezes it exactly as it is. So if there is anything in action, then the scan lines are pretty easy to see. And if you view that image on a interlaced monitor you'd see the two moments in time (each field) playing back and forth, creating a jitter). What you want to do is to freeze a frame that doesn't have much motion if at all possible. If you're viewing on an interlaced HD monitor (which you need to be doing for a 1080i project) then you'd see when you parked on that frame either the scan lines, or a jittery image. Depends on your LCD setup.

If you can't freeze a fairly motionless frame, then the easiest thing to do is to apply the de-interlace filter to your freeze frame. We've been doing that in video editing since forever.

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