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Old April 28th, 2005, 02:47 PM   #1
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Sony Z1/Cineform color sampling

Sony HDV is 4:2:0 color. When downloading m2t and converting to Cineform intermediate codec for editing, does Cineform maintain the 4:2:0, or does it resample to DV 4:1:1 color?
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Old April 28th, 2005, 02:56 PM   #2
 
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Neither.
It's converted to a 4:2:2/2GOP file. They have very technical color mapping happening when they do all of this, there is a fairly detailed explanation on the Cineform site, showing the multipass quality of the 4:2:2 file.
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Old April 28th, 2005, 03:24 PM   #3
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Sooooo... the big question for me is: If I shoot Sony HDV, edit in cineform intermed codec, and output from Cineform to m2v DVD; am I going to get a better looking SD DVD than if I shot 1/3"chip SD, edit, and out to m2v??? If it's really true, I'll buy a new camera, if it's just wishful thinking, I'll stick with PD 170s for now.
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