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Apple Final Cut Pro: De-Interlacing (FCP Quick Tip #8)

Chapter: Video and Computer Technology

Topic: Video Basics

Because NTSC video is interlaced, whenever you increase the size of an image you are also shifting those scan lines to other regions of the screen. Scan line 1 may now be positioned at scan line 2, thus throwing off the field interpretation. This will result in jumpy, stuttering video, very noticeable scan lines when exported to video.

http://www.creativemac.com/2002/09_sep/tutorials/fcpqt8.htm

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