Originally Posted by mark haflich
, I wonder what about this one last but very important feature [3-2 pulldown sensing & optimizing] is proving so difficult to implement?
I would like to ask if Patrick would confide:
How many fields do the Lumagen processors work with for motion adaptive HD de-interlacing?
I am guessing that three field -- current, n-1, and n+1 -- processing will come very close to correctly de-interlacing film source without actually sensing 3-2 pulldown. This does require sensing sameness between odd and even fields. Whereas two field-- current and n-2 -- requires only even-even or odd-odd sameness detection, is not close to 3-2 pulldown sensing. Meanwhile two field -- current and n-1 or current and n-2 -- can give reasonably good motion adaptiveness.
Or maybe as a poll question I should just ask everyone with a Lumagen processor with the latest software, how good do HD film sources look so far? (I don't have any HD sources at home to see for myself on my HDP)