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Old September 20th, 2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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how to tell of footage is interlaced or progressive?

This should be simple. I want to know this before I bring into my NLE.

I get footage from a number of sources. I don't know where it all comes from, what it was recorded on, etc. However I need to edit it, yet I don't know what settings to use, I don't know the codec, I don't know if it's interlaced, I don't know the pixel ratio...

I'm editing in premiere, so I just pick any preset, then dump that sequence, and drag and drop the footage into "new sequence" based on the settings of the footage.

However, I just did this and the sequence is settings are saying it's interlaced footage. I really don't see evidence of that. Is there a way a can check a video files statistics before I bring them into the NLE?

I know on the PC there is G Spot, but is this reliable? And what about a Mac?
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Old September 20th, 2012, 09:52 AM   #2
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Re: how to tell of footage is interlaced or progressive?

I usually open the file in The KMPlayer and then go to Media Info. It tell what codec is used as well as if it is progressive or interlaced (along with a lot of other useful info).
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Old September 20th, 2012, 09:53 AM   #3
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Re: how to tell of footage is interlaced or progressive?

MediaInfo is cross platform:

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Old September 22nd, 2012, 02:32 PM   #4
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Re: how to tell of footage is interlaced or progressive?

nice. Thanks!
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