Huffyuv, mpeg4, interlacing, capture info needed, PLEASE

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by steve, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. steve

    steve Guest

    I tried to capture to huffyuv and compress to Divx (instead
    of capping to MPEG2 then divx) but i'm not that impressed by the results.
    Some shows look really good though (ER, law & order...).
    Here's my take on this : some programmes (those 2 ones for instance) are
    shown non interlaced
    and you can capture/convert them to mpeg4 and they'll still be broadcast
    quality, other shows (most of them) will be interlaced and your captures
    will look blurry. i've tried several deinterlacers but the results are
    disappointing. The Huffyuv avi's don't look too bad as far as i can work
    out (zommplayer can't play these files very well, not enough CPU).

    If anyone has managed to capture to broadcast quality, please tell me
    your method. I really need your input.

    I capture from a satellite decoder via a composite lead, and it's UK
    television so pal.

    Thanks in advance
    steve, Apr 8, 2004
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  2. steve

    Will Dormann Guest

    Try deinterlacing with KernelDeint for AVISynth
    It gives the best results out of any that I've tried.

    Will Dormann, Apr 8, 2004
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  3. steve

    steve Guest

    will try,
    how about the rest of my post though;
    can you capture interlaced show, convert them to mpeg4 and have them
    look almost as good as they do on TV.
    steve, Apr 8, 2004
  4. steve

    Will Dormann Guest

    Even though you probably don't have MythTV, you can take a look at my
    MythHelper page. It's got download links for helpful utilities, and it
    also has templates for virtualdub that will give you nice looking
    output. (just pick up the source code package)

    Will Dormann, Apr 8, 2004
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