Why does the video off of my D5200 look strange?

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When I watch a video taken from my Nikon D5200 (NTSC) through any lens, and play the file unedited on Windows Movie Viewer or VLC player, the video seems to have lines across the entire picture (horizontal and completely straight) almost like a moire but across everything especially with movement (the lines are almost not visible). Occasionally the video frames will appear to tear (top half of the frame will stop before the bottom has been played for a single frame).

Is this because I haven't edited the video file straight off from the camera? Or could there be an issue?
 
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Look up 'rolling shutter', and 'global shutter' as they relate to video and CMOS image sensors.

Rolling shutter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Two threads below yours - http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/dslr-video-discussion/337535-choppy-video-dslr.html

I don't think this is the issue (though I could be wrong). Here's an example:

http://imageshack.us/a/img194/189/flr5.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img547/6812/a7nm.png

Occasionally these lines will come across, especially with movement. They are uniform, horizontal, and across the entire picture (but more apparent on lighter colors).

As for the frame desyncing, it looks like the same problem that happens in video games. There's a feature in videogames called "v-sync", or vertical sync (I'm not sure if this term applies to video as well), and this feature brings the framerate to a constant amount to avoid refresh rate problems where one frame will only half appear on a screen as another frame comes in.

Filming at 24 frames per second fixes the above issues, but increases the vertical sync problems slightly with camera movement.
 
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