|Assignee:||Andreas Smas||% Done:|
I've initially placed this in the forum. Wrongfully, off-course
Since, showtime (movian ) now has video frame interpolation. Which works great for some NTSC material.
For film, it doesn't work so well as it produces some "hick ups" in panning and rollup movements when playing in PAL tv's.
Nowadays we have a lot of "anti-judder" processes in our TV's, but they process so much the image that we fell into the "soap opera effect" which makes us loose the "cinema watching" effect.
DVDs in Europe are still converted to PAL by speeding up the 23.976 material to a rate of 25.0*1001/24000 = aprox. 25/23.976 = aprx. 1,0427083333
This gives a real good stable, linear and enjoyable watching experience.
This is really easy to do in tools like ffmpeg, and I assume the same for showtime.
It would be fantastic, if showtime could have both "Video frame interpolation" and "PAL speedup".
Showtime would be the ultimate video player
Think about it