Interlaced to Progressive
When importing clips in to Adobe Premiere, content in interlaced format is a nightmare when you have multiple clips, for this reason I convert all interlaced content to progressive.
This works on HEVC and H.264, but I need to work out how to do MPEG2 clips.
ffmpeg.exe -i input.mp4 -vf yadif -c:v libx264 -preset slow -crf 19 -c:a aac -b:a 256k output.mp4
To make things easy, put this in a batch file (progressive.bat):
ffmpeg.exe -i %1 -vf yadif -c:v libx264 -preset slow -crf 19 -c:a aac -b:a 256k %2
Then use the following syntax:
progressive.bat infile outfile
You can download this batch file. (you will need the ffmpeg.exe executable).