[FFmpeg-user] Meaning of ffprobe output

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 21:00:40 EET 2019

2019-02-01 19:40 GMT+01:00, Ulf Zibis <Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de>:

> Am 31.01.19 um 00:18 schrieb Carl Eugen Hoyos:
>> This masterpiece (make sure you don't miss the imdb comment)
>> was most likely made with a film camera that knew nothing about
>> interlacing.
> I'm sure this is true at least for the opening credits, as there are
> flashing dropouts, typical for celluloid films. So here the
> masterpiece has progressive content, was telecined and in the
> end copied to VHS with interlaced signal.

Yes, this is correct, yadif is able to nicely remove the interlace
artefacts but I believe it leads to even more distortions in the
rest of the video.

> But for the rest of the video, I'm wondering that I nowhere notice such
> dropouts. IIRC I read, that the film was produced with a budget of
> 20.000 DM, which IMHO is not enough for a 76 min. celluloid film.

> Additionally in the turning camera scene from 2:34 I see comb
> artifacts, which are typical for interlaced video recordings (see
> attached extractions).

Definitely not interlaced (could be de-interlaced, but this doesn't
make much difference because of the other visual issues).

Carl Eugen

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