I know this has been beaten up, but I am unable to find an exact answer to my problem. I am from Australia and we use PAL B/G (lower field)
I have captured video from a Canon FS100 SD video recorded. The captured footage is upper field, 25fps, 720x576 format. When using Videostudio I encode using the following:
1. MPEG optimizer, upper field first
2. Project settings, lower field first
I do this on my study PC, which has a LCD (i.e. progressive field) monitor and is connected to my network via Wireless N. I store the vid's on my NAS Netgear Stora.
When I play the vid's on my study PC they look great (ie. frame rate perfect, smooth when panning, etc.)
Now, when I play them on my HTPC, connected to the network for 100 Ethernet, they don't look so good and the motion is a little choppy and some frames are skipped. The HTPC is connected to my CRT via component and the display driver indicates 576i (interlaced).
I am at a loss to explain how this is happening. The HTPC is higher spec'd and is connected via Ethernet, not wireless, but I get a worse picture.
Should I bight the bullet and just get a plasma/LCD or is there a solution?
Thanks in advance.