02. Deinterlace in AE
• Learn simple method to deinterlace footage
• Explain track mattes & Interpret footage settings
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May 23, 2005
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100 Responses to "Deinterlace in AE"
Jemma
02/12/2013
I can't get this to work. The photoshop files are blank in AE (CS6). They import as white files with no lines on them. I tried saving them in photoshop (CS6) as jpegs and pngs, but they don't show up properly in AE either and they don't work after completing this tutorial. I then tried finding my own scan lines image, but that didn't work either, and I'm guessing it's because you can't use a jpeg or image file, but the photoshop files aren't working so I'm stuck. Can I make my own or something?
Rafat
12/18/2013
go to photoshop and edit the pixel aspect ratio of the image to pal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm3TezWpyoA
Justin
03/02/2013
I just encountered this, hopefully your problem was the same. My problem was that my viewer window was set to display on 1/2 resolution, so the lines weren't showing and it just looked white. Setting the viewer to full, AE could show the fine lines, and the tutorial process worked fine. Hope this helps...
Peter
12/15/2012
nice tutorial..anyway...you don´t like sleep right? because i see 4:17 AM on your screen :P
Arun
08/14/2012
You are master blaster andrew
Roboguy
07/15/2012
Hey andrew i appriciate for your excellent work...can you also post the videos like teleportation,jumper effect,film look plugins please we all require those waiting.....
Ifeoluwatunde Luv
07/11/2012
you just the best
Vojc
12/20/2011
When I watch that tutorial I notice, if you use that approach to deinterlace video 1 px high black line appear at the bottom of footage. How you can fix that. Thanks.
Manolo
10/05/2011
Thanks very much you are a good Teacher I'm a New User
Yazmith
09/28/2011
This Page IS really excellent, I am of mexico and this one me has been very useful for my career
thank u so much!!
FEMTOCELLS
07/05/2011
thank you so much.you are a strong man.
Deydreamer
06/21/2011
YES!!! best way I have seen yet to fix de-interlacing issues and very informative. You are the man!
Pedjalaya
06/02/2011
Thanx for doing this, mate. I have a vast knowledge of Photoshop, which helps a lot, but AE is so much different. After watching your basic tutorials, and some advanced ones, I was able to make what I wanted, and here it is... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCqQOo5TV4Q
Daniel From China
03/23/2011
AK,you are such a niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice guy!!!
this site is perfect!
Moiz Ansari
03/03/2011
Thanks Andrew !
http://moizansari.tk
must visit i am doing many work in After Effects
Adrian Ayroso
02/25/2011
Wow this is a great video correction technique, I have always wondered how to remove those lines in videos and this is the first time I countered an de-interlacing technique and surprisingly in After Effects since I know it is more about animation, but it's like an all around tool since it has capabilities similar to Photoshop, Flash and video editing software. After Effects is a really great tool and Andrew is a really good After Effects mentor. Thanks. =)
David
02/22/2011
Just downloaded a trial version of CS5. My first project is to deinterlace my 480p videos and up resolution. Your tutorial is the best if found. My problem is, extracting the turtorial video I've downloaded to my desktop. I'm I missing something...It won't extract.
TheParaguayGuy
02/28/2011
You should check out the 10th video in the basic training series. It'll show you how to do it there the right way (cuz ur not supposed 2 export it). :)
Ely
02/22/2011
I've been looking for this forever! Thank you so much (x100)! :)
Md.Paradise
02/09/2011
Sir,
I`m so happy & pleased really its so fan tasting ........Md.Paradise
Sean
01/27/2011
Andrew, you are fantasic for sure, thanks so much for your effort on all these tutorials.
Calli21
01/18/2011
So helpful! Following your tutorials from zero to (hopefully) hero!
ben
01/17/2011
nice sir.. i really love your tutorials.. too many ideas and strategies.. great! great! great! thanks for sharing your knowledge.. :D
palak
01/17/2011
you r great mr. andrew
skywalker
12/02/2010
Thanks Mr.Andrew... thnak u very much....may the force be with u...
Corvus Blaster
10/29/2010
Hey this is Corvus here...LOL, anyway, Andrew, thanks millions for what u r doing here. You know what? its thanks to you that Ive learned after effects and most of all special effects and its due to you that today I have my own business, doing movies and special effects for different companies and documentary films....it might be unbelievable but I have not taken any course in after effects, though creating effects and doing video editing like a professional, Im telling you guys, this Andrew is an Alien in after effects, by that I mean superior guru in effect creation and effect Tutor.

Thanks Andrew Kramer, keep the good job up..oh, by the way, everyday I visit videocopilot.net, and its been quite some time now...
well, cheers and horay for Andrew...
Egor COBALT_ZZ
10/26/2010
Thanks Andrew for your site! You are my favorite teacher !
karum
10/26/2010
Thank you, man! I just had problem with this. This is the first really useful tutorial I have found! Now I can start with the rest of design for my presentstion. Thanks again,
Karum from <a href="http://www.bestessays.com">essays</a>.
Chris
10/15/2010
1. dang this is old.
2. no idea what interlaced or deinterlaced means.
VADIM
10/03/2010
Thank you so much for your lessons
Aarij Mehdi
09/08/2010
Working at 4:17 AM in the night.... you really must be obsessed with After Effects! (in a good way that is)

Hats off to what you do for the entire After Effects world out there! My most sincerest wishes for all what you want to achieve in life!
Eshita
08/17/2010
First tutorial which u didn't start wid "hey what's up? this is Andrew Kramer from Video Copilot.net"...lol...i love your tuts alot :D !
TmHigh
08/12/2010
ahahah Damn that stuff is old!
Predator
08/01/2010
Mister Andrew you are one hell of a genius and great guy it seems :)
DJAyzed
05/28/2010
Great tutorial... but where do I get your scanlines.psd file?
sivanesan.r
05/03/2010
This tutorial source is very good and improve my Designe knowledge such feature.

Thank you

ashish srivastava
01/20/2010
respected sir,
you are great
Miroslav
01/08/2010
Thank you Andrew, i like this one very much
Kashish Arora
11/26/2009
Thanks Andrew...
This is the most important piece of tutorial...and it is always needed n helpful....
This interlacing n progressive thing blows away things easily..!!
elijah stanfield
11/25/2009
This little tutorial saved the day. A client gave me the only copy of a video that was progressive frames of interlaced fields. How in the world?!
You made me look good and made the client very happy. Thank you.
mango
10/01/2009
Thanks Andrew. A informative tutorial.
Mark
09/05/2009
@KIDDU
You can buy the 'VIDEO COPILOT: Series One' (see Products). On that DVD you can find the first 50 tutorials plus some cool extra's. Very handy.
And, like Andrew once said, it's a nice way to donate VC when you purchase one.
KIDDU
08/14/2009
how can i download these..plz suggest me
MrVpt
08/02/2009
Thx a lot Andrew for those great tutorials, especially the basic training experience.

@Dark3nd: I bet by the time you must have figured that out; anyway, there might be other people wondering how to get the track matte: simply use the shortcut F4 to toggle between mode and trackmatte to the normal view (shy, quality, fx...). Be sure to check that your keyboard is in FMode (in case you have a programmable keyboard).
Jim
07/06/2009
hey Andrew I already watch some of your tutorials and I find it very useful,


Is this tutorial makes the footage a film look?

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Darkfaced
07/06/2009
Pardon me but i'm not really familiar with deinterlacing but that was a quick tut and looks interesting.thanks a lot!
ted
07/05/2009
hello. What about PAL as you are talking about NTSC. Does it works the same?
thank you.
3AKIS London
06/18/2009
I have found quite interesting article about interlacing and what it is..
I think you would find it ussefull:
http://www.100fps.com/
kevinlin
06/17/2009
Very useful! Where can I find scanlines for a 1920x1080 resolution?
Reinilsom
06/06/2009
Very good.
Supreme Sam
06/05/2009
Hahaha, I just saw this tutorial after watching all his new ones, he sounds all young, and stuterring at some places. I always thought deinterlacing footage reduces the quality... doesn't this method do the same?
lsslhym
05/27/2009
Well,very good ,i like!
sandy
04/22/2009
hi Andrew,

nice tutorials.................
Dark3nd
04/18/2009
Hey guys/girls,

I need help with the "Track Matte" because i just downloaded a trial to see if i should buy it but i dunno where to get "Track Matte" please help!
Kian
04/16/2009
I didnt get for what this technique is used! Im a foreigner, so i cant understand everything! Can someone explain?
Tshering Norbu
03/22/2009
Didn't know what deinterlacing until I watched your tutorial. I haven't tried yet but I will let you know how things go. I had so much problem with that kind video.
Dwayne G.
03/11/2009
Hey Andrew, I tried this tutorial with HDV footage from the sony fx1 and it didn't seem to work, i used the HDV scanlines psd. However when I tried it with DV footage it worked. The HDV footage is interlaced and it does upper field first b e i can't seem to see the interlaced lines. Can u tell me if i'm doing something wrong?
NATX
02/18/2009
To anyone needeng the scanlines psd...
Just download the project and will find a PAL scanlines psd and a HDV scanlines too.
AU
Michael
02/15/2009
hi,
i'm a new after effects user and i don't understand what can i do with this tutorial
what happening to the footage? is it's becoming more clearer or something?
thanx..
Aamir N.
02/12/2009
Oh wow this really helped me fix my blurry DV footage. It was already de-interlaced, so all i had to do was add the blur :)

Helped me update my Facebook pic too lol
You've come so far in 3 years!
Thnx
Floris Liesker
02/08/2009
Indeed, as many said before me:
Why?
I understand what you are doing but why all this hassle? What's the gain?
PostMagic
11/15/2008
King Tut!
Thanks again!
Leanne Nolan
11/07/2008
G'day Andrew

I'm from Australia and i have two questions about this tutorial. All my footage is in PAL format. Does the scan lines you provide with this tutorial work in this format. i'm also wandering if it will work in both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios.

Cheers mate
love your work
deck as ef
10/19/2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinterlacing

this article helps explain, for those with additional questions about deinterlacing and why.
why
10/07/2008
goooooooooooooooooooood ya
MT
09/19/2008
Hi, Andrew!

Don't worry about some people complaints and you are not stealing people's time... We realy appreciate your work. People like you deserve the best in this world. I will promote you around.
Congratulations!
.-_-.
09/05/2008
deinterlacing means loosing half the resolution. before teaching how to deinterlacing,i think you should explain this is and why it is done. i don't think this is different than "deinterlace" command in many video tools. as david lee writes even virtual dub has this feature. also there are many options for better deinterlacing as virtual dub's smart deinterlace, which just deinterlaces the footage when there is motion causing lines. even a better solution (if you r doing this just for yourself to watch something on your computer) is to watch the footage with a player that has deinterlace option like free vlc player, which has many alternatives for deinteralces filter. i appreciate your effort to prepare this tutorial but i also think you should answer some important questions of some guy, vincet, david lee, mike and whyte myke... otherwise you are stealing people's time!
trongvannd
09/05/2008
So great. I am going to do like that.
Andy
08/14/2008
How did you make the scan lines? Its there a simple method in Photoshop to do this?
whyte myke
07/18/2008
i don't understand why you would use this tech, what's the purpose of this, i'm totally confused as to why you would use this... i understand how you created it... but just not sure WHY i would use this
Mike
07/14/2008
Is it possible to interleave alternating frames of upper field and lower field to effectively double the frame rate? Thus slowing the video down without it becoming jerky? Is the a plug-in that will display alternating frames from two different video clips?
hazem
07/11/2008
sweet........just got canon hv30 and i needed to learn that......good job.......can u make a tutorial teaching shallow dof
linwei
06/30/2008
very useful
wombat
05/26/2008
if you click on "project" you'll get a .rar of the video and the scanlines.psd file.

caitya
05/25/2008
Ok, I tried but I don't understand whay to duplicate the precomposed layer? I tries without it and seems that it works also.
philip
05/17/2008
Perhaps to solve the problem of poor line quality in China (see above). . . can you access Real Player 11? It has a new facility. It's the way I'm holding on to Andrew's gems. Thank Andrew.
koyaanisqatsi
05/17/2008
yes! if tutorials are free why not downloadable too
孙全晓
04/08/2008
i think that if the tutorials could be downloaded will be better. the line is busy ,i can't watch it flowly. you konw ,the line in chinese is not very well.
Marco
03/27/2008
It looks like this tutorial discards 50% of the available data. Might it not be better to use AE's deinterlace filter with Pixel Motion ??


@Veloso, you can create it yourself in Photoshop by drawing a single pixel black line on a white background. Then select the black line and one white line with rectangle select. Turn that into a fill pattern (somewhere in the Edit menu I think), and fill the entire image with that fill pattern.
Veloso
02/28/2008
As I do to get "scanline.psd."?
excuse! because my English is horrible.
from of already my gratitudes!
Homer
02/03/2008
I'm sorry! But I don't find the FPS Converter in AE. Where I acquire this plugin?
Patrick
01/27/2008
Hey, where can I get the scanlines.psd to import into AE? I have Photoshop CS and cannot seem to find it.
CEnko
01/23/2008
How can i arrenge lines for widescreen
Johnny Cash
01/10/2008
i don't get it. Great tutorial, but when i try to do it, when i put the scanlines in my timeline, it all goes white; it doesn't happen like in the video, anyone knows how to do this?
David Lee
01/03/2008
Hey Andrew, great tutorial! I've really appreciated all of your tutorials and have learned a lot in AE thanks to you, Aaharon, and the other guys. I was wondering what you thought about using this method versus for instance smartDeinterlacer for Virtualdub. (which is also free, but a bit of learning curve). I noticed also this seems like it gets rid of half the information. Thanks for your priceless efforts!
Darbaz Dara
01/03/2008
great work thank you for sharing your ideas with all


thank you again
gauri
12/18/2007
nice tutorials.... thanks a lot....
ur tutorials really helped me a lot.... thanks again.... where i can find ur tutorials on adobe premiere.... plz send me a link of ur tutorials.
bye
ji hyun lim
12/17/2007
Andrew Thank you so much!!
Andrew Gothman
11/25/2007
for Suvir,
You should alwayse keep hd clips that you will use to edit with as an uncompressed raw clip to keep the hd quality if you try to compress it because of size it will ruin the quality.
Thats why i have to have 2 terabites of harddrive space.
If space is a problem, then do what i did, i picked up another hitache 750gig kla drive from newegg.com for $200. its sata 3 and has 3 power speeds to save life. my mac pro came with a 500gig drive but costed $500, for its mac logo, it was the hitache kla drive. :( waste of money
I just finished high school but instead of paying $200k for visual effects school i'm buying equipment to start my own business this spring.
Suvir
11/24/2007
Hey AK...
I hav this Software called video enhancer... which allows conversion of SD videos to HD videos.... I get prty large sized files as out put.. A 4 secs video is 1.3gb... Is there any way to compress HD videos.???
Please need some help urgently... am working on a university project...
Bruno Dias
11/22/2007
I can't view this tutorial...
It doesn't load..



ian barbosa
11/05/2007
For those in the know (IMHO), this technique is for people not willing to spend money on fancy plugins (which provides tons of controls). You could use the standard deinterlace filter provided with photoshop to process each individual frame... heh heh. or we could use Andrew's extensive knowledge and apply it ourselves. Me... i bought the HV20 and shot it straight away...Thanks andrew... you da man!
Vincent
10/25/2007
Just wondering... Would it be equally as good (or even better) to directionally blur the lower layer UP 0.5 pixels and the upper layer DOWN 0.5 pixels -- instead of the lower layer UP 1.0 pixel??? It would seem that blurring this way might be a bit more accurate. But not sure... What do you think?
Mohammed
10/23/2007
thank you
_Nek
10/19/2007
Hey Andrew:

I watched this the other day without knowing exactly what you were talking about. I recently bought a small camcorer and it gives me the interlaced video (on some settings). I knew this tutorial had something to do with it... It really makes a difference... thanx!!
Adam
10/16/2007
Thank you so much. You are the man.
Marco
10/05/2007
Same question as SomeGuy above. It looks like the raw footage simply was recorded as Upper Field first- selecting that option in the settings should place the scanlines in the proper order. Shouldn't it ?
Some Guy
10/01/2007
Hey, thanks, nice tutorial. But I have a question. Why should I use that? If I choose "Lower Field First" in the "Interpret Footage" dialog, After Effects does the Deinterlacing. I don't understand, why I should do all the work? Is the build in Deinterlacing of AE bad or what is the reason using this technique?
Hampus Lager
09/26/2007
I had to watch it again today. I had to deal with worthless piece of shit footage today. Thanks Andrew!
Connor
09/19/2007
Very handy and useful to know.