[FFmpeg-user] telecine pattern 5555 - Judder-free, 60 FPS telecine (?)

Mark Filipak markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 20:53:13 EEST 2020

On 03/31/2020 06:01 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Am So., 29. März 2020 um 12:59 Uhr schrieb Mark Filipak
> <markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com>:
>> With a soft-telecined, 24/1.001 FPS source, and with a telecine pattern of 5555 (i.e., 8 fields
>> to 20 fields), the output MKV should be 60/1.001 FPS. But it's not 60/1.001 FPS.
>> It's 75/1.001 FPS.
> Use the following filterchain to telecine soft-telecined input to 60000/1001 Hz:
> -vf fps=24000/1001,telecine=pattern=5
> Carl Eugen

ohmygod! It works! At last, after working on this for 4 months; judder-free movies on 60Hz TVs.

For BD movies:
ffmpeg -i IN.M2TS -vf "telecine=pattern=5555,bwdif=mode=send_frame" -avoid_negative_ts 1 -c:v 
libx265 -crf 20 -preset medium -c:a copy -c:s copy OUT.MKV
For soft-telecined DVD movies:
ffmpeg -r:v 24000/1001 -i IN.VOB -vf "telecine=pattern=5555,bwdif=mode=send_frame" 
-avoid_negative_ts 1 -c:v libx265 -crf 20 -preset medium -c:a copy -c:s copy OUT.MKV

For some reason, in the DVD movie, I'm getting only Japanese dialog, but the video is stunning *and 

I will work on this more and provide a good documentation write-up.

(I think this is a game changer regarding telecine.)

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