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Old October 14th, 2006, 10:53 PM   #1
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No fields, yet still interlaced?

I'm producing a weekly segment for a local TV station and the first episode needs to be submitted to them on Tuesday. I'm giving them an mpeg on an external hard drive encoded specifically the way they encode their stuff so it will be going right into the machine that will automatically play it (opposed to onto a computer to be re-encoded).

I was given a list of technical requirements which all seem fine except for two lines:

(the second line was further down the page)

Being that interlaced video is made of fields, it's impossible to have interlaced video without them, is it not?

I mentioned this to the tech guy when he gave me the paper and he said that's the way the people from the station in Calgary told them to do it, so they've always done it that way because it's worked fine for them. I'm guessing one of the settings overrides the "no fields" option because the station definitely sends an interlaced signal.

So what should I do, phone the guy again on Monday or go ahead and encode an interlaced project? I brought them interlaced avi and mpeg test files on Friday which worked perfectly.

I'll probably just keep it interlaced unless I hear otherwise.

Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Old October 15th, 2006, 06:56 AM   #2
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Suck it up and call them. Ask them specifically Progressive or Interlaced?

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Old October 16th, 2006, 08:13 PM   #3
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Maybe they want the the fields combined into a progressive frame but not deinterlaced.
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