[MEncoder-users] High quality encoding of anime

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Wed Apr 20 20:17:12 CEST 2005

On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 08:54:42PM +0400, Vladimir Mosgalin wrote:
> Hi Jean Hoderd!
>  On 2005.04.20 at 04:31:24 -0700, Jean Hoderd wrote next:
> > 3) Since the originals are 24fps, why are not the PAL releases just
> >    slightly "sped up" versions of the original, like with cinema?
> >    Is this an example of greedy and clueless publishers?
> Also note that some anime is partially/completely 30fps progressive. For
> example, some scenes in Sin the Movie (Ugh!) are like this, and whole
> Angel Sanctuary OVA (except for final titles) is progressive. Since
> motion between drawn scenes is often rendered by computers today, some
> just render it at 30fps.
> And now imagine, how could PAL conversion look right? Or ivtc of
> partially telecined/ partially progressive material, as well...

ivtc of mixed 24p/30p will look exactly right. as for pal you're right,
there's no valid way to make a pal version of 30p content. you just
have to drop frames, or perhaps drop fields instead. (dropping fields
will look smoother on a tv but will be horrible for playback on a
progressive device since a huge portion of the frames will be ruined).


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