As a graphic designer at a television network, one of my frustrations is the quality of graphics that are pulled from video. Not only are they small in pixel dimensions, but they also suffer from interlacing.
This is where JES Deinterlacer comes in. This Mac-only application takes a video (NTSC, PAL, and other formats), and processes it to remove the interlacing. The result is a cleaner image.
There are at least two benefits to using this application:
- You get cleaner stills, without the blur effect seen in interlaced images (see examples below).
- You can use the de-interlaced video to create cleaner video for non-interlaced video formats, such as YouTube, podcasts, and just about any digital video format.
I’ve had great results with this application, and highly recommend it.
Here are some practical examples:
Exhibit 1 (top image is interlaced, bottom image is de-interlaced; click to enlarge to actual size):
Exhibit 2 (note especially his hand in the foreground):