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Old April 10th, 2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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HD > SD - the best way!

I have 5 minutes of HD video 1080/50i from FCP that I need to convert to SD PAL 16:9 with the best result possible.

How do I do that? Just use Compressor or is there a better way?

Can the interlaced video be converted to progressive and still look good (or maybe look better?) How?

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Old April 10th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #2
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With NTSC 1080 60i I used the "best quality 90 minutes 16:9" preset in Compressor with amazing results.

Never tried deinterlacing for output to TV, but I've deinterlaced 1080 60i footage to Quicktime for conversion to FLV for Web. I used compressor for interlace and it worked great.
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Old April 11th, 2008, 09:43 AM   #3
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I do this in After Effects. Interpret footage (seperate fields correctly) and make movie from there with whatever settings. This de-interlaces... I'm not sure if it's the BEST way.
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