Ok, so I am using iMovie (HD 6), Handbrake (0.9.3) and Mac the Ripper (2.6.6) to make my AMV. When I select deinterlacing speeds for my video files, no matter what speed it is, many of the objects/characters in the show will have dotted outlines. I have tried running the video through JES Deinterlacer after encoding, and it makes absolutely no difference. When I submitted the footage as interlaced and told JES to deinterlace it (from top down), it would still be interlaced and not look any better at all. Likewise when I selected the "remove jaggies" and "remove noise" options on JES. So, again, JES is doing absolutely nothing for me. And with Handbrake, it's either interlaced with no dotted outlines or it's deinterlaced with the dotted outlines. I can never get rid of both.
Handbrake has worked just fine for the two other videos that I have made/started using the same settings, so I don't know what in the world I'm doing wrong. I hear avisynth is a good program to download for cleaning up footage just going by some of the technical guides, but I haven't been able to find it for mac, probably because it doesn't exist.
Quicktime is the format I chose for my video.
The deadline for the contest I wanted to submit this to is coming up in 2 weeks, so help is greatly appreciated