mirkosp wrote:so I wish to hold off the guide to until vapoursynth is completely up and running on all OSes. It currently is in a mostly usable state on Windows (though it still needs a buncha improvements), but for the other OSes it's left to building from source.
Qyot27 wrote:(considering AvxSynth already has one, but there's no reason to use that for anything but academic curiosity...you're still better off just using AviSynth 2.6 under Wine)
mirkosp wrote:No, see, that IS the problem with the guide. Most of the concepts and explanations need to be done step by step along with the scripts, if at all. People are ENTIRELY skipping the theory guides currently, plus they sound more complicated than they should, yet aren't quite as comprehensive.
For instance, avtech3 still does not mention colormatrix, which is important. It's not even that hard, and you don't even have to get into details. People don't need to know what are the white points and primaries. They just need to know that BDs are Rec. 709, DVDs are Rec. 601, and in playback anything up to 1024x600 is considered Rec. 601, whereas anything beyond is considered Rec. 709 and thus they need to convert the matrix when they're upscaling/downscaling through that resolution. Which isn't hard at all to do.
So yes, I believe simple explanation snippets along with the code, step by step in the guide, will be much less overwhelming and easier to understand.
Mister Hatt wrote:I think the point of a guide should be to make sure people actually understand what they're doing. IMO it is useless to talk about frameserving in a basics guide as that requires in-depth knowledge of video theory, which most readers do not actually have. What happens is you end up with a bunch of people with no clue copypasting bad scripts and not understanding what is happening or why. Better to keep theory out of it for people who don't want to spend the time on it, and just cover what they REALLY need to know. Frameserving in general I think is an advanced topic already.
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