Shaky DVD video encoding

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by carlodl, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. carlodl

    carlodl Member

    Apr 14, 2004
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    To all video editors out there, I need your help.

    I recently used DVDxDV to import the clips I shot from my Sony DVD camcorder to edit in iMovie. Everything worked well and the final movie looked perfect when I viewed it in iMovie. Then I was able to burn the DVD in iDVD without a problem.

    The only thing was that when I played the DVD on my dvd player, the video looked very awful! By awful I mean that there was a studdering / "shaky" effect especially during pans when the video is in motion. I read somewhere that this is because of the wrong FIELD ORDER during encoding. It said DV is bottom field first and DVD is Upper field first and that I should encode to DVD as upper field first or top field first depending on application. I really don't know what this means. I tried using ffmpegX to encode but the result is still the same.

    I'm really so confused. :( Henjie, need your help again on this one. Thanks :)
  2. bagwis

    bagwis Active Member

    Apr 10, 2004
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    U.P. Village, Q.C.
    What you have is an interlace flicker. Try to deinterlace the video in ffmpegx. If you still can't, you might want to try de-interlacing it in Adobe After Effects if you have one.

    I'm not too sure if FCPHD has deinterlacing features. I really can't recall if it has one.
  3. MG

    MG Member

    Aug 2, 2004
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    Tomas Morato
    Try this.
    1) After editing in Imovie save it as a Quicktime File.
    2) Import or drag it to Idvd then save it.
    3) Restart your machine before burning the movie.

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