Software for temporal interpolation - anything better than MotionPerfect?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by David Robinson, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    I've been using MotionPerfect from DynaPel / Gooder Video to "enhance"
    some video clips I took under difficult circumstances using a Canon
    digital still camera.

    The camera produces 320x240 MJPEGs at 15fps which, as you can imagine,
    look awful. They're flickery enough at 15fps, but burning them to a
    PAL DVD makes movement look even more jumpy because of the non-integer
    frame rate change.

    MotionPerfect (slow and buggy as it is) interpolates the motion very
    nicely some of the time, producing very pleasing results. However,
    where ever something moves against a patterned or textured background,
    the stationary background is "dragged" by whatever moves in front of
    it. It's quite obvious, and very disconcerting when (say) someone
    moves their hand in front of their face. Great for a horror movie, but
    not what I'm looking for!

    You can see the same effect on 100Hz Sony TV sets or Philips TV sets
    with "digital natural motion", but it's not as bad - probably because
    they're starting from 24fps rather than 15fps.

    So, what are the alternatives for converting my footage? Are there any
    affordable alternatives to MotionPerfect? What about money no object
    alternatives? They're not an option, but it would be interesting to
    know what's out there and what the pros would/could use.

    David Robinson, Nov 15, 2004
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  2. No answers then? Or did GoogleGroups just miss them?

    I can't believe no one else has tried this!

    David Robinson, Nov 19, 2004
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