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

Andy Sheen sheen.andy at googlemail.com
Sun May 8 13:36:49 CEST 2011

Phil Rhodes wrote on Sun 08 May at 10:17 UK time
>> Interlaced displays are reaching their last days
> I haven't been following the thread closely, but be aware: this is not so.
> Much as everyone from camera crews to software engineers would like
> things to be otherwise, interlaced material is going nowhere fast. It's
> often required by broadcasters, and the entire broadcast chain is still
> interlaced in almost all cases.

There is a difference between interlaced displays and interlaced 
material. All flat panels are progressive display devices that will 
accept both interlaced and progressive material. The flat panel has to 
deinterlace and display progressively and how good this is depends 
entirely on the underlying TV hardware (some do a good job, others don't).

Personally, all the stuff I recode from off air gets deinterlaced when 
recoded because the display chain it will be played on is capable of 

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