I have a 1080i 29.97 sequence from FCP that I'm trying to downconvert through Kona to output at 525i29.97 to a DVD player. It's working, however there is a LOT of aliasing and perhaps some small pixelation. For instance, I have timecode burnt into my picture, that is so pixelated in the video - that I can't read it. Anyone know how to solve this horrible quality?
Yes, I'm using those exact settings and it's outputting looking pretty ok. But there's some bad aliasing or "jagger". The quality I would say is something like 70% and small print (not tiny, but small, something readable if I was outputting straight from SD sequence) is unreadable.
[Ana Yavari]"For instance, I have timecode burnt into my picture, that is so pixelated in the video - that I can't read it"
As in the Video > Timecode Reader Filter? That's not a realtime playout filter. You have to render the entire video before you can play it out.
It'll play in realtime so you can edit without having to render each clip as you go along, but if you want to play it out and have it look clean, it has to be rendered first. Then your output will be clean.
Walter Biscardi, Jr.
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Also, make sure your Video Playback settings in FCP match your KONA Control Panel settings. In FCP, check under VIEW/Video Playback and make sure it is also set to 1080i/29.97. I usually only change it there as it automatically changes it in the KONA Control Panel but not vice versa.