Interlacing artefacts with HDTV movies in Quicktime


    Apr 03 2006 | 11:27 am
    Hello,
    I like to extract frames from a HDTV movie (1920 x 1080 , mpeg- Format), because I need to process the frames.
    I have Quicktime and the Quicktine MPEG plugin.
    The problem seems to be in Quicktime: it only shows these movies with a lot of interlacing artefacts when using the MPEG-plugin. Unfortunately, I dont have the streams in a different codec (I have a variety of streams here, Sony, Hitachi, Pioneer HDTV demo movies). But they are all mpeg format. This doesnt not seem to appear in files with .mov- Format, only in .mpeg.
    The image quality that quicktime produces looks like this here: http://www.billiger-online.de/quicktimehdtv.png
    Or, if we compare the quality of the same stream with Quicktime (left) and Windows Media Player (right), it looks like this: http://www.billiger-online.de/interlacing.png
    Does anybody know how to extract frames from such movies without the interlacing problem ? Or what do to do with Quicktime to show these movies correctly ?
    Best regards HZ

    • Apr 04 2006 | 4:22 am
      this worked for me using a hdv 1080i camera, could work for you as well: