[MPlayer-users] Please, I need urgent help with filtering a wedding video

Dark Shadow shadowofdarkness at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 07:38:08 CEST 2005

On 8/8/05, Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 08, 2005 at 10:40:05AM -0600, Dark Shadow wrote:
> > So I found out something new about my minidv camcorder. That is the
> > fact that I have never used it inside and thatall the footage I have
> > taken has been natural light outside which gives absolutely perfect
> > quality. Well the problem is I was asked if my sister could use it for
> > her wedding and I said okay. Well my camcorder does bad quality at any
> > non natural light level (church was in no way dark but still had
> > slight problems) and as the scene is darker it gets worse.. The only
> > outside parts are perfect quality and require no filters.
> >
> > I have never used filters since my other footage was perfect so I
> > would like some help and what would best make this video clean and
> > presentable
> There's no way we can know what to do without seeing a clip, but it's
> probably going to be very difficult to clean it up well..
> > I plan on making this into a dvd as such I don't need it deinterlaced
> > since I have always preserved the interlacing and had it turn out
> > awesome on the tv.
> For converting interlaced content from DV to DVD, be _SURE_ you get
> the field order right. If not you will get very stuttery motion. Some
> people who don't know about this make such DVDs and assume it's
> normal, and of course the results are very painful to watch.

I read a tutorial on doom9.org that said all dv camcorders where
interlaced bottom field first so that is what I have been using.

> > Here are 3 examples of the video
> > http://members.shaw.ca/darkshadow/ceremony.jpg
> > http://members.shaw.ca/darkshadow/reception.jpg
> > http://members.shaw.ca/darkshadow/giftopening.jpg
> Ah, here are the samples.. Hmm.. All I can suggest is some fairly
> strong denoising, perhaps followed by a good sharpening filter.
> Unfortunately mencoder lacks good sharpeners.. :( The second one is
> very dark and will be difficult to do much with. If the denoising goes
> well enough it might be possible to stretch the contrast, but I
> imagine it will horribly amplify noise.
> Here's an idea: try taking those still pics and loading them in gimp,
> and see if you can get them to look good as stills. If so, tell us
> what gimp filters you use to fix them, and we might be able to suggest
> some good filters to do the same on video with mencoder..

Thanks for the idea I will try that in gimp and also look into the
cinepaint option
> Rich
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