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Picture Stutter


"Picture Stutter" occurs when an image sequence lacks motion blur. This can be made worse in encoded streams and during compression, as inter frame coding may further enhance any picture stutter. 


Picture stutter impacts the Technical and Content Quality of the asset. Customer experience will be adversely affected if on screen motion appears “jerky” or unnatural.

Severity Structure:




On screen motion is not smooth as expected, but instead, appears to jump or “step”. 

How to Prevent:                          

Shoot at the frame rate appropriate for the amount of action.

Avoid frame rate conversions whenever possible to minimize the risk of introducing post processing stutter.


Apply motion blur or frame blending to reduce the effect of stutter.  This can soften the image, so it’s important to find a compromise between smooth motion and a crisp, in focus image.

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