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Transcoding 50 fps Interlaced AVCHD to 50 fps Progressive x264 with MEncoder

Jan 05, 2010, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])

"Have you ever wondered how much quality your HD camera can deliver? This script helps you to find it out if you have a camera that encodes interlaced video. It uses special filters to calculate 50 whole frames out of the half frames, which makes motions seem extremely fluent. You could play the file at half speed slow motion and still have a full 25 frames per second.

"You need a more or less recent version of mplayer. It should be a version of mplayer after the release of ffmpeg 0.5. Current repositories of current distributions should be able to deliver this. But be aware that not all of them provide an mencoder compiled to work properly with x264. If that's the case you may have to compile it yourself.

"After that it's as "easy" as this command, once you've put it all together. I'll explain further below and post a sample script for the entire conversion. The result is extremely smoothly playing video files that look great."

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