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Postby Angry Angel » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:06 am

I have a question about the Post-Production (Visual Quality) part. Excuse me if I sound like an idiot, but is "Temporal Smoothing" supposed to be the remedy for Dot Crawl, too? Because I tried it on some of my footage and it doesn't fix the dot crawl problem at all.

Right after Temporal Smoothing comes the part on removing Rainbows, then sharpening and adjusting colors... it seems like "5) Dot Crawl" got kinda skipped. Is the Dot Crawl remedy something you still plan on putting in, or am I missing something here :) ?
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Postby Scintilla » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:15 am

As far as I can tell, there really isn't any good, easy way to get rid of dot crawl. I remember once asking about this when I was working with CPM's Angel Sanctuary R1 release (which has some pretty bad dot crawl and rainbowing throughout), and being told as much.

You might want to check out Lindsey Dubb's <a href="http://www.avisynth.org/warpenterprises/files/guavacomb_25_dll_20030801.zip">GuavaComb plugin</a> (or, <a href="http://www.avisynth.org/warpenterprises/files/guavacomb_20_dll_20021106.zip">here's the version for AVISynth 2.0.x</a>), as it's supposed to be able to handle dot crawl... but good luck finding settings that work well without introducing artifacting on scene changes.
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Postby Scintilla » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:22 am

Angry Angel wrote:Right after Temporal Smoothing comes the part on removing Rainbows, then sharpening and adjusting colors... it seems like "5) Dot Crawl" got kinda skipped. Is the Dot Crawl remedy something you still plan on putting in, or am I missing something here :) ?

Oh, and I just love how the last thing it says before putting everything together is "The last thing I want to show you is how to use the Levels filter........." and then it doesn't say anything about it. :P
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Postby Angry Angel » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:34 am

LOL, I know!!! Hihi... I was sitting there all anxious like "What? Level what?? What now?!?! What do I do??? I'm gonna cry!!" Funny :P

Thanks Scint, I'll check that out :D
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Postby Scintilla » Sun Sep 26, 2004 9:19 pm

http://www.animemusicvideos.org/guides/ ... intro.html

On this page, the links don't work -- they all point to your C:\ drive. :P
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Postby Alice [OLSP] » Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:26 am



LOL! Might wanna fix that little typo. ^^;;
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Postby billy_wires » Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:29 pm

AL [ABS] wrote:


LOL! Might wanna fix that little typo. ^^;;

Um, that's not a typo. Read ErMaC & AbsoluteDestiny's Friendly AMV Guides is an acronym, something along the lines of Read ErMaC and Absolute Destiny's Fantastic A/v Guides, or something like that.
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Postby downwithpants » Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:45 pm

it is a typo
it reads: read ermac and absolutedestiny's friendly amv guide guide updates
maskandlayer()|My Guide to WMM 2.x
a-m-v.org Last.fm|<a href="http://www.frappr.com/animemusicvideosdotorg">Animemusicvideos.org Frappr</a>|<a href="http://tinyurl.com/2lryta"> Editors and fans against the misattribution of AMVs</a>
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Postby billy_wires » Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:02 pm

Yeah, I realized that a bit after I posted. How about we give me the benefit of the doubt, then. :wink:
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Postby Alice [OLSP] » Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:20 am

OI! Sorry about that, lol. For some reason I had assumed it was meant to say FAQ...

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Postby CHAMELEON_D_H » Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:51 pm

a Question about 23.976fps to 24 and back: the "old" guise says to use abcavi tag editor, and the new guide doesnt have that page yet, so i was wondering if thats still the best way to get 24FPS -> 23.976FPS conversion, of should i use avisynth?

and if avisynth, than before or after i apply filters?
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Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:52 pm

If you are using avisynth then just use avisynth.

You can do it at the end if you like, it wont actually affect any filters.
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Postby Scintilla » Mon Oct 04, 2004 9:15 pm

<b>RT</b>SI's release of Kare Kano...

- from http://www.animemusicvideos.org/guides/ ... ogetb.html
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Postby Scintilla » Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:57 pm

Confusion on the MPEG-1 encoding section (but this is dated 2002, so I'm surprised someone didn't catch it sooner):

<a href=http://www.animemusicvideos.org/guides/avtechbeta/mpeg1.html>The MPEG-1 page</a> wrote:If you want a <b>40MB</b> file, take <b>41680</b>, divide it by the # of seconds in your video, subtract 224 (or whatever bitrate you've got for your audio) and that's what you should put for your average bitrate.


The problem is that
40 * 1024 = 40960

though this isn't completely understandable, when you consider that
40 * 10<b>42</b> = 41680
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Postby Scintilla » Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:59 pm

Scintilla wrote:though this isn't completely understandable

Of course, what I <i>meant</i> to say was "though this isn't completely <b>un-</b>understandable" (if that's even a word). :oops:
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