[FFmpeg-user] -vf tinterlace=6 not behaving as expected

Andy Furniss adf.lists at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 22:38:07 CET 2014

Andy Furniss wrote:
> Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>> Andy Furniss <adf.lists <at> gmail.com> writes:
>>> The file does seem to have x2 frames and each frame has half the
>>> motion per step of the master, so I can only assume that the
>>> fields are getting swapped which is not the described behaviour.
>> Is the problem reproducible with MPlayer?
> I don't know - it seems that mplayers own tinterlace only goes up to
> 4 and trying -vf lavfi= gives Option vf: lavfi doesn't exist.
> If you mean playing/stepping the out.nut result of my ffmpeg command
> on a progressive display - it looks the same with
> mplayer/ffplay/mpv.
> After looking at some different interlace tests I don't now think
> the fields are being swapped as I speculated initially. I am not sure
> what is happening - whatever it is doesn't seem to affect the
> functionality when read one field at a time by my TV's deinterlacer,
> but having both fields move every frame when viewing the weave on a
> progressive monitor doesn't seem to match the code or the
> documentation.

OK, so I now think there is no issue at all - sorry for wasting time.

Unless I change my mind again - I think that the burosch1 test was an
unlucky one to start with as I find it very hard with it not to perceive
that both fields move each step, when in fact only one is moving :-(

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