HQV (Test 10)

Test 10: Mixed 3:2 Film with Added Video Titles

From the HQV manual:

Filmed content edited electronically for video can introduce additional problems for a video processor. 30 fps video elements, such as title crawls and scene transitions, may confuse the processor as it tries to detect and hold a 3:2 sequence, preserving the smooth motion of 24 fps film.

A worst-case scenario is when a movie is transferred to video for broadcast or distribution on DVD and an entirely new electronic end title sequence is created. The best video processors will be able to distinguish between film and video content, converting different parts of the image of a per-pixel basis.

Look closely at the various filmed scenes to see if image detail is preserved while electronic titles crawl across and up the screen. Are diagonal lines smooth, or jagged? Is the title crawl text smooth and crisp, or does it appear soft and degraded?

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ATI Screenshot; Score: 10

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NVIDIA Screenshot; Score: 10

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ATI Screenshot; Score: 10

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NVIDIA Screenshot; Score: 10

Both Avivo and PureVideo correctly recognized both the horizontal and vertical crawls and were able to correctly display them.  

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