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Old July 5th, 2005, 09:51 PM   #1
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Progressive vs. Progressive

What would give the best results?

Shoot progressive in-camera or shoot interlaced and then render the footage with a progressive effect?

I shoot with an XL2 and edit with Avid Xpress HD which has a preset 'progressive' effect (FluidFilm Progressive). The results I've had with shooting interlaced and then applying the effect have been fantastic. The 'strobey' appearance on abrupt or quick horizontal movements seems to be minimized as compared to footage shot in the progressive mode.

Has anyone experienced the same or could someone enlighten me?

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Old July 5th, 2005, 09:57 PM   #2
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Since it's an XL2, I'd shoot progressive in-camera. You won't lose the resolution that would otherwise be lost if deinterlacing fields.

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Old July 5th, 2005, 11:37 PM   #3
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You're also giving up around 120 vertical lines of resolution by shooting interlaced over progressive...in NTSC land thats 360ish vs 480ish lines.

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Old July 6th, 2005, 08:57 AM   #4
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Definitely shoot progressive, no post effect will truly emulate the motion of shooting progressive natively.

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Old July 6th, 2005, 09:05 AM   #5
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This could get to be a very expensive thread!

If you are going to output progressive the end, shoot progressive. Why change 1s & 0s in midstream.

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Old July 6th, 2005, 09:13 AM   #6
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Thanks for your bids of advice fellas! I will keep the knob on 25p...
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