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Telecine Field Dominance – Part 3

Report on field synchronisation problems that can cause interlacing artefacts when encoding telecine material from video tape.   What has happened? We know that for PAL telecine, each film frame is scanned twice to create the two video fields for each video frame. In the first example, where the video frames have no artefacts, the telecine machine advancesRead more

Telecine Field Dominance – Part 2

Report on field synchronisation problems that can cause interlacing artefacts when encoding telecine material from video tape. Continued from Part 1.   How does this affect telecine transfers? So far we have only looked at the issues that relate to transferring video camera originated video to the digital domain. Because each field in a video frame isRead more

Telecine Field Dominance – Part 1

Report on field synchronisation problems that can cause interlacing artefacts when encoding telecine material from video tape. Background Many archives are attempting to encode material from videotape that was originated on film. The original film material could have been transferred to videotape by telecine up to 30 years ago. The first telecine transfer could haveRead more