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Lesson 17. Lesson: Operational Troublesh... > Solving Field Tearing Problems

Solving Field Tearing Problems

Field Dominance and Tearing Problems at a Glance
Type of ProblemSymptomPossible CauseSolution
 #1: Jagged edges on exported video frame, horizontal flicker, or fuzzy scrollingTime aliasingUse a true video monitor or fix edges in Photoshop; page 768
 #2: Video jerks or has erratic output when parked on a frameInterlacing when using an external monitorNo solution; this is normal behavior; page 769
 #3: Horizontal flicker on text and other high-contrast screen objectsInterlacing when using text graphicsSelect the right graphic elements, reposition clips, or apply a blur; page 770
 #4: Scrolling text is sometimes fuzzyText and horizontal scan rate interfere with each otherVary your scan rate; page 772
 #5: Playback jerks in frames with motionIncorrect field dominance settingMake sure you have the correct setting; page 774


Symptom #1: Jagged Edges on Exported Video Frame, Horizontal Flicker, or Fuzzy Scrolling Text

“I exported a still frame out of FCP to work with in Photoshop. The frame has very jagged edges on some parts of the frame but not others.”


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