DGBob

Abstract

author: Donald A. Graft
version: 1.6.0
download: http://neuron2.net/mine.html
category: Deinterlacing & Pulldown Removal
requirements: YV12 & YUY2 & RGB Colorspace

 

Introduction

This filter splits each field of an interlaced source into its own frame and then adaptively creates the missing lines either by interpolating the current field or by using the previous field's data. The filter attempts with some success to mitigate the flutter that bobbing produces.

Please note that this filter is designed and optimized for producing a bobbed clip that has twice the frame rate as the input clip. Howvever, it can also be used as a standard deinterlacer that outputs a frame rate identical to the input frame rate. To do this, set the 'mode' parameter to 0 (see below).

The filter can also output 50% slow-motion. It achieves this by first smart-bobbing and then setting the AVI frame rate back to the original rate.

DGBob() supports RGB, YV12, and YUY2 input color spaces.

 


Function Syntax

DGBob() takes three named parameters:

order (0-1, default none!) This parameter defines the field order of the clip. It is very important to set this correctly. Use order=0 for bottom field first (bff). Use order=1 for top field first (tff). You must specify order; DGBob throws an exception if you omit this parameter.

If you select the wrong field order, smooth motion will jump backward and forward and you may see some combing. If this occurs, you need to reverse the field order.

mode (0-2, default 1) Set mode=0 to output a clip with a number of frames equal to that of the input clip and a frame rate equal to the input frame rate. This allows you to use the filter for simple deinterlacing.

Set mode=1 to output a clip with a number of frames equal to twice that of the input clip (frames from fields) and a frame rate twice the input frame rate. This allows you to use the filter for smart bobbing.

Set mode=2 to output a clip with a number of frames equal to twice that of the input clip (frames from fields) and a frame rate equal to the input frame rate. This allows you to use the filter for 50% slow motion.

thresh (integer, default 12) This parameter controls a tradeoff between amount of flickering and amount of residual combing and artifacting. Lowering the threshold removes more combing and reduces artifacts, but it increases flickering. Raising the threshold reduces flickering, but it increases residual combing and artifacts. Set it as low as possible without making the flickering intolerable.

ap (true/false, default false) When true, an extra 'artifact protection' check is made that can prevent some kinds of artifacts that occur rarely in some video sequences. Enabling artifact protection requires more processing time and may increase flickering. Therefore, it should be avoided unless absolutely required.

 


Copyright 2003, Donald A. Graft, All Rights Reserved.

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$Date: 2004/08/13 21:57:25 $