[FFmpeg-user] dv => mp4: deinterlace or not, and how?

Andrew Berg bahamutzero8825 at gmail.com
Sat May 7 19:19:10 CEST 2011

On 2011.05.06 04:30 PM, Bouke wrote:
> Excuse me? Where did you get this information  about interlacing going away?
> Do you have anything to backup that what you are saying is actually 
> meaningfull?
> Sorry if i sound harsh (Trying to be so now), but IMHO, this is just plain 
> bullshit.
The only bullshit is you calling me out on something I didn't say. I
never said interlacing is going away. In fact, I see it being around for
a long time (most broadcasters want to present sports and other
fast-motion content at 50 or 59.94Hz instead of 25 or 29.97Hz and still
have a "full HD" picture, and no one seems to be willing to broadcast
1080p50/60). HDTVs (and software media players sending video to an LCD
monitor) can deinterlace, so broadcasting interlaced material isn't a
huge issue. Pure interlaced displays are going away in the near future,
to be replaced by LCD monitors and HDTVs. I'm not saying everyone will
have an HDTV in the next year, but they are being replaced. As always,
there are going to be special situations where encoding interlaced is
appropriate for a non-broadcaster, but in general, progressive is the
way to go.

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