Digital Video Image Comparison Part One:
De-Interlacing and Setting Levels
The following images were shot with a one chip, Digital 8 camcorder, a Sony TRV-315. Automatic exposure was used. Clips were captured with Final Cut Pro, and the original frame was exported from QuickTime Player. The still frame was then opened in Photoshop.
Original video image exported from QuickTime Player:

The same image, de-interlaced in Photoshop:

and this image's histogram:
The image, having had Levels adjusted (to bring the black level up):
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and this image's histogram:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1