Originally Posted by Rinzwind
Why wont Netflix do anything about these horrible camera panning encoding issues? I watch Neflix with an Apple TV connected with hdmi to a Panasonic plasma tv. The stuttering/not smooth camera panning effect is seen everywhere. It goes like chuck chuck chuck. But the severeness differs a lot. In Frasier and TNG for example its simply unwatchable for me. Seems like very strange stuff is going on (something like frames going back and forward fast). In recent shows and films its not that bad, but still too noticeable. Its simply not smooth. The effect is not seen on dvd/blu-ray releases. Is Netflix aware of this topic?
In their "Encoding for streaming
" blog entry (posted November 2008), Netflix mentions this:
One class of sources has been derived from 24fps film, interlaced to i60 for TV broadcast, and then decimated to p30, and comes with restrictions on reprocessing. This results in frames that are even-odd interlaces of adjacent film frames, and a 4/5 cadence motion jerkiness. We are actively working to re-acquire these sources in better form.
I notice that both Frasier
and ST: TNG
are 30 fps (most stuff is 24 fps). Maybe their sources were like that and they couldn't get any better.