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August 31, 2010 at 12:16 AM #47207damajackalParticipant
I’ve got a frustrating problem that i’m hoping someone can help me with. I made an HD video recently, and when I output it from FCP, it looked fine. However, if I watch it on my PC, it has horizontal distorted lines that occur especially when the camera is moving. They’re ugly and I want to get rid of them!
If you’re on a mac, you won’t be able to see the problem, but here’s the video in question:
The worst lines are around 2:20-2:30. The weird thing is, even on YouTube, I can see the lines on PC, but not on the Mac. I recently did the same workflow with some SD files and had no problems.
Is this some kind of Mac/PC conflict? Can anyone tell me what is causing these lines and how to avoid it?
For reference, here are the output settings I used:
NLE: Final Cut
Dimensions: 1280 x 720
Video Codec: h.264
Audio Codec: Integer (Little Endian), H.264
Channel Count: 2
Total bit rate: 3,251
De-interlace source video: On
Size: 166.2 MB
August 31, 2010 at 12:48 AM #194367RobParticipant
What was your original source resolution, did you record 1080i or 720p?
If you recorded 720p, you shouldn’t have had to deinterlace. If you recorded 1080i, FCP just tosses out a field, which isn’t really deinterlacing.
Did you use Compressor?
August 31, 2010 at 1:54 AM #194368damajackalParticipant
I didn’t use compressor. I used “Convert with Quicktime.” The original files are 1440×1080. I’ve tried it with deinterlacing and without, but neither one fixed the problem. Everyone who has watched it on a Mac has reported no problems.
To save everyone the hassle, I created a shorter clip of the most egregious line issues:
September 1, 2010 at 5:21 PM #194369210peParticipant
I watched the 6 second clip in 1080p full screenand see no lines.
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