How to Deinterlace in DaVinci Resolve? This question must have popped into your head while using DaVinci Resolve. Today, we will solve your dilemma and discuss how you can Deinterlace in DaVinci Resolve.
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What is Interlace?
Before moving forward with our question of how to deinterlace in DaVinci Resolve, it’s essential to know what interlacing is. Interlacing was discovered long ago, somewhere around the 1930s and 1940s. It was invented so that video frame rates can appear twice as fast as they indeed are without using extra bandwidth. Interfacing is the standard procedure used to display footage by scanning every line or row of pixels.
The main challenge was to do interfacing without increasing transmission or file size. Recording fast actions such as during a live sports program will look smooth despite the limitation in frame rates. Every signal is divided into two fields, an odd field, and an even field. Each of these fields is recorded or displayed every 1/6th of a second.
Unfortunately, editing this type of footage can be difficult while doing a frame-by-frame edit. Moreover, playing interlaced video can look bad on progressive screens like LCDs and plasmas because the interlaced lines will be visible. That is the reason why we want to know how to deinterlace in Davinci Resolve.
What is Deinterlacing?
An interlaced video is captured when we shoot from a video camera. It means even lines are grabbed for the half-frame, followed by odd lines in the following half-frame. As the video camera runs continuously and captures half frames, every other line is skipped in the video frames. Deinterlacing is converting the interlaced footage into a non-interlace or a progressive form.
It is a critical process and is done by every modern DVD player, LCD or LED televisions, digital projectors, etc. So, to deinterlace the interlaced footage, a technique called “line doubling” is done, in which the even or odd lines are duplicated. Another way of doing this is to fill the missing or skipped line by examining the preceding and succeeding frames in every half frame. Next, we will discuss how to deinterlace in DaVinci Resolve.
How to Deinterlace in DaVinci Resolve?
Now, as we know all about interlacing, deinterlacing and why is it important to do deinterlacing. Let’s discuss how to deinterlace in DaVinci Resolve?
When you do documentary filmmaking, there are chances that you’re going to use some old footage or footage shot with a different camera and with different settings. Because of this, you can get the interlacing effect, as shown in the above screenshot. So, getting rid of these lines is pretty easy in Davinci Resolve. To deinterlace in DaVinci Resolve, you must follow the below-mentioned steps.
- Go to the clip that has the interlacing effect. Right-click on the footage.
- Go to the clip attributes, as shown in the screenshot.
- Here, under the video tab, which is the first one, you just need to enable deinterlacing.
- Boom! You just deinterlaced your footage. You can see the results in the screenshot below.
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How to Deflicker in DaVinci Resolve?
The second thing I’m going to show you guys is how to deflicker in DaVinci Resolve. So, to deflicker your footage, you need to follow the below-mentioned steps.
- Go to the coloring tab.
- Go to the OpenFX option in the top right-hand side menu.
- Click on the library option.
- You will find “Deflicker” option there, as shown in the screenshot. Click on it, and Boom! Your video is deflickered.
It’s not perfect, but you can go to the advanced settings from the setting option, as shown in the screenshot, and play with it. Moreover, it’s not going to help you if your camera is moving; at least I couldn’t fix that, but if it’s steady, you can get rid of the flickering in 90 percent.
So, I hope you were able to find the answer to all of your questions regarding DaVinci Resolve, like How to Deinterlace in DaVinci Resolve? and How to Deflicker in DaVinci Resolve? And if you have any more doubt regarding DaVinci Resolve, make sure to check out our other articles. If you have any suggestions feel free to contact us.