Re-visiting this post -- saw your post at VH
-- there may be a way to use some advanced Avisynth filtering. I don't know what filters would do it, or if it would work on interlaced footage either.
Technically, there may be a way to separate the fields in VirtualDub
, and process with median, then re-merge, but satstorm at VH says he's already tried this (and he's no dummy). I believe him that it doesn't work well --- I've run into the same issue trying to use Color Mill in VirtualDub
, and it mangled interlacing. Worth some experiments, however, as there are several ways to separate fields, both in VirtualDub filters, or with Avisynth filters (and load the avs script into VirtualDub for the median work -- or even just to preview the script in a GUI).
What I can't help with is the Avisynth scripting. I've never been fond of it, so I try to avoid it when possible. And usually, it's quite possible.
Avisynth also is NOT the magic cure all "best method" that some die-hard scripters want to believe (and want others to believe). Don't fall into that quicksand trap. But it's worth a shot when VirtualDub and other software leaves you wanting. Like now.
The only place to find good Avisynth info is at the Doom9 Avisyth forum: http://forum.doom9.org/forumdisplay.php?f=33
DOOM9 NOTE: That's a good site for certain things, this being one of them, but be aware that it comes with very techie (sometimes needlessly techie
) information, and there are a number of purists and theory sticklers. Just wanted to prep you before throwing you into a shark pen, as I know you're still fairly new to video and all that goes with it. It's also the home of Avisynth developer neuron2. I sometimes participate there too, although it's mostly confined to capturing forum topics.
As these forums expand, there will eventually be more Avisynth info in the restoration forums here -- but that doesn't help you right now. Should you find some good answers, however, come back here and share them!