When I import AVCHD from my Sony camera into macOS via different apps (such as AVCHD to Mov from the App Store), I always end up with interlaced video and then have to pass it through additional filters to deinterlace it.

How can I import the video while simultaneously deinterlacing it? I have heard that it can be done, but I've not found the method to accomplish this.

  • I haven’t done research on this, but I’m guessing it’s possible with a tool such as ffmpeg, but I doubt it’s possible with the built-in MacOS import tools (based on experience, I have found there are very few available options during import on MacOS).
    – NoahL
    Commented Aug 7, 2017 at 2:20

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Handbrake is really good for deinterlacing video. Under Filters choose Yadif for best result or Decomb for automatic recognition of interlaced frames.

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