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Old June 24th, 2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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Drop or Non-Drop Frames ?

In PPro 1.5.1 do I want 30fps dropped, or non-dropped?
I just noticed that I have the "project" settings one way, and the DVD encoding the other way. What would be the effect of this on the output?

Also, when I launch PPro 1.5.1, the Cineform box comes up at the start, but where it lists in black the "version 4.1", I only see the top half of those letters. Is this normal? I have a Sony 19" LCD model HS94p operation at 1280x1024.

Thanks for the help - pk
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Old June 24th, 2006, 06:10 PM   #2
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Drop vs Non-Drop only effects the timecode, not which frames are presented. No need to worry.

I'll have to look into the verison number thing.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 02:39 PM   #3
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Thanks David. I just can't figure out what it could be. The Cineform CF avi's are clear and perfect. When I make DVD from Vegas, they look great. From Adobe I get very poor results. Obviously its something in PPro. I either get somewhat fuzzy results if I burn DVD from PPro 1.5.1, or if I follow the Cineform advice on the intermediate avi file, I get a great deal of combing, interlaced flicker, and artifacting in general-especially on anything that is moving, or if I was moving the camera. I also notice like a ghost image on moving objects, that is not there when I use Vegas, or just play and pause the CF captured files. The drop/non drop was the only setting that I could find that was different. Curiously in Vegas they don't even have a drop/nondrop option. I guess the moral of the story is to just use Vegas cause it works.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 02:54 PM   #4
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sounds like you are getting the interlaced handling wrong -- file a trouble ticket.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 04:17 PM   #5
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Paul,

Just wanted to let you know that Vegas 6 does have a drop/non-drop setting. Just look under the project properties and then ruler tab. If you look under the ruler time format, you will be able to change it there!

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Old June 27th, 2006, 08:51 PM   #6
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Thanks Juan and David

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sounds like you are getting the interlaced handling wrong -- file a trouble ticket.
Thanks Juan, but it works in Vegas, so I won't screw with it. I've tried it both drop and non-drop in PPro and no difference.

David, I agree its in the interlacing. Strange, though, I noticed that when I used HD Link with Vegas, I had both the original CFHDCap mpeg2, and the CFHDCap avi's. The CFHDcap avi's look great. The CFHDCap mpeg2 is messed up, just like my PPro output. A vetical line, ie fence post, telephone pole, etc, looks like it has comb edges instead of a nice straight vetical line. I will try submitting a ticket, unless this info helps explain the problem. Thanks - PK
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