Originally Posted by pteittinen
My pleasure, Joe. A question: are you at all worried about what the extra processing step might do to the image quality?
I think there may be some slight softening of the image and a tiny additional bit of line twitter, but it's extremely difficult to pick up. The shot has tremendous detail, and a fair amount of movement with the kids bouncing around. There are plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong, but it holds up very well in the conversion from interlace to progressive - certainly much, much better than Vegas alone. I wouldn't hesitate to use the shot now, and I wouldn't have thought of using it before Yadif.
There's still seems to be something going on in the MVCtoAVI splitting process that's more than an interlace issue. When I play the mp4 copied straight to the hard drive from the JVC, I don't see the problems that I detect with the extracted files. Both left and right videos show what looks like a doubling/ghosting in fast movement. Playing the mp4 (which should be Windows Media Player playing just the left image of the MVC), that doubling is not present (or at least not nearly to the extent that it is in the split files). I'd like to understand what's going on. However, it looks as though Yadif is going to allow me to salvage some files that I've considered completely unusable.