Have you ever seen video content that looks like the image above, but weren’t sure of the cause? These overt horizontal lines, appearing as pixelation around movement like out of an old school Atari game, are an artifact created from presenting an interlaced source in a progressive format.
This article explains what is interlaced video content and which sources, such as analogue cameras, can produce this type of video content on live streams. It then goes over deinterlacing techniques to remove this artifact and how to easily enable it on the encoder side… and why you wouldn’t want to use deinterlacing on content that is already progressive. If you, however, are familiar with deinterlacing and are looking to upgrade your equipment to avoid this issue instead, please reference our Video Studio Recommendations white paper.
- What is interlaced video?
- Progressive video and how it differs from interlaced video
- Which method is better: progressive or interlacing?
- What it looks like: interlaced content as progressive video
- How to tell if your camera captures interlaced video
- What is deinterlacing video: when you have to use interlaced sources
- How to deinterlace video for live streaming
- Another source of interlaced video: three-two pull down
- Reverse telecine: removing the 3:2 pull down
- Can deinterlacing video be bad?