Interlacing and Deinterlacing Background

  • More than 60% of existing video is interlaced and it is still prevalent in many studio and distribution systems.
  • Interlacing is easy to do at the source, but unfortunately it is very difficult to undo (deinterlace) to produce high quality progressive results, and it requires a lot of processing to get reasonable quality. Furthermore it is mathematically proven that perfect deinterlacing is impossible to achieve.
  • An inferior generic deinterlacer typically results in

  • Importance of Deinterlacing Quality

  • The fundamental prerequisite for efficient and effective monetization of existing interlaced material via the web, or mobile devices.
  • A key factor to achieving additional significant x264/HEVC compressed bit-rate reductions on network bandwidth.
  • A key to high quality standards conversion.

  • State-of-the-Art Viarte Deinterlacing

  • Superior Deinterlacing Quality: Viarte's deinterlacer can pass through the original fields to the output frames completely unchanged, without output filtering, while producing very little flicker. It is the only standards converter available that produces clean and sharp video, while saving an additional 17% x264/HEVC compressed bitrate reduction on average.

  • Deinterlacing, Archiving and Monetization Efficiency: Content owners can now completely replace their original interlaced video archive with Viarte's deinterlaced version, allowing:
    • lossless or near lossless recovery of the original material should the need arise, and
    • significantly improve in their media workflow efficiency by pre-deinterlacing all interlaced media files, making them web-repurposing/delivery ready.
    Viarte is win-win enabling technology due to its unique combination of quality and compressed x264/HEVC bit-rate reduction, breathing new life into a wealth of interlaced archives.