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Author Topic: What causes "waxiness"?  (Read 10319 times)
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« on: March 24, 2021, 04:11:28 PM »

I see this most with overly compressed video conference images, but I also see it in details of my photos that are overly processed. I'm just curious if there's any particular aspect of sharpening that makes it better or worse. Yes, I can just try things, but I want to know if anybody can give me more depth of understanding as to why it happens.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2021, 04:27:03 AM »

It's usually compression that causes that.  If you are watching live video, realize that bandwidth plays a factor.  If your internet (either down or up speed) isn't optimal or you are using WiFi with a low signal, most video or streaming services will realize they don't have enough bandwidth to work with so as a result, they will increase compression to compensate and/or even reduce the resolution of the stream.  Having a good, reliable connection is key.

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