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Old November 13th, 2005, 01:08 PM   #1
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I'm confused, need help

Ok I shot music video in frame mode with XL1s. I heard this is actually 30p right? Ok in my 29.97 timeline I have interlaced footage. I can see the jagged edges. Does this mean that it is not actually 30p? Do I still need to de-interlace? If so can I convert from frame mode to 24fps?
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Old November 13th, 2005, 01:33 PM   #2
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Frame mode is not really 30p. It's 60i with a de-interlace filter applied in the camera. This puts a huge hit on your apparent resolution, and de-interlacing again can only increase the softness. Your results would probably not be very good in converting to 24p either. Are you watching on external video? If not then I would look at your footage on a TV or video monitor before you get too concerned.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 01:54 PM   #3
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Thanks Zach, so watching on my LCD could be alot different from looking on a NTSC monitor? So I should not see any jagged edges on a NTSC monitor? I even added Nattress de-interlace, so with frame mode there should be no need to add any de-interlace filters?
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Old November 13th, 2005, 02:10 PM   #4
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Watching on your LCD is definitely different from NTSC. Among the differences are color space, pixel shape and scanning method. If you see jagged edges on the NTSC monitor then I might worry. Otherwise you might just be seeing some kind of aliasing effect on the computer monitor.

Whether or not to use the Nattress de-interlace on top of frame mode is a subjective decision. I don't like it because frame mode already makes the picture so soft, but if it looks good on your footage then why not?
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