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Old 4th August 2020, 07:02   #1  |  Link
exobyte
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What type of pulldown did this video use?

I'm digitizing some old family VHS tapes. Normally, they're pretty straightforward: interlaced NTSC. But this one's interesting. It was film previously transferred to VHS. I'm going to see if I can find the original film because the quality isn't great.

This was shot in the US. I assume it was on Super 8. There was no sound, but it could be a bad VHS transfer. I expected the framerate to be 18fps, but the pulldown appears (please double check) to be 3:3. I expected 3:3:4. Was this just a camera pointed at a screen? Other ideas?

Also, what's the best tool for IVTC on poor-quality footage with an unusual pulldown? Some of the redundant frames definitely look better than others.

https://be9026001c9a4132-8046ba3cf66...om/output.webm
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Old 4th August 2020, 17:41   #2  |  Link
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The pulldown pattern is not regular, and there are blended fields.
If the original was about 18fps film you could try something like
Code:
QTGMC().SelectEven().
TDecimate(cycle=21,CycleR=8)
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