mirkosp wrote:Dude, you gotta inverse telecine in avisynth those VOBs. The anime is 23.976 telecined to 29.97, you drop the extra frames and get the 23.976 source and edit like that. Otherwise, masking issue or not, the motion will be jerky.
Excellent this seems like it could be a really good possibility as to where this problem keeps coming from and why it's always on 29.97fps. I don't have my other source around anymore to check if that one had the same thing as well so it could be more definitive that this is where the masking problem is coming from but I think it's clear it has something to do with the frame rate.
I didn't notice any of the jerkyness in the video that you spoke of, but there's not really a ton of motion going on so that could be why. I'm glad I wasn't too lazy to drop the ss so you could find the problem for me. I'm assuming the TFF in gspot is what indicates telecine so that's what I'm going to have to look out for in the future? I had remembered reading about it in the guides but never came across it, or at least wasn't aware that I had. After rereading the guide since my video is around 90% complete I guess I will probably just be stuck with the extra frames but at least I know for the future to do it correctly.
Thank you (and everyone else) very much for taking a look and helping me out.
So just to clarify, is the way to tell if the footage has that issue, would that be the TFF gspot pointed out or was there some other way you were able to tell that I could be on the lookout for on any future projects?