Motion blur is off. Fields are properly interpreted and I've also tried running the Wiggler effect on a 59.94fps comp with fields fully separated. No change. The shot itself is static so the blur is definitely being added by Wiggler. Also the footage is uncompressed 8-bit, so this isn't a problem of recompression.
It really just appears to me that the Wiggler effect adds a slight amount of blur as part of its functioning. It's fairly subtle so it could be that most people just accept it/don't notice it, but it is there.
Thinking about how fields are processed, I actually can't imagine how horizontal position could be adjusted by any program or effect WITHOUT creating blur. Magic, maybe. I was kind of hoping someone on the COW could send some magic my way.
well, Jared. You know your stuff. That tells me, without seeing a frame of it that you are right, that simply distorting an image over a number of pixels. Say taking a 3 pixel wide sharp line and distorting it
to 3 or 4 times inevitably will lead to same 'softening\blurring' of an image. My thought is that if you want it as 'focused' as as possible try a 'median' filter or any number of more robust sharpen filters to help the image a bit.
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