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Old January 24th, 2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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How to do 60i to 24p look with out stealing/buying software?

Hey

I realize a lot of people are using magic bullet software or other plug ins to get their 60i video to 24p look. But I can not afford the software (presently) and do not wish to steal it either. What is the general way of doing by adding additional video layers, reducing opacity, deinterlacing etc? (I'm using adobe premiere elements 2.0, pretty identical to premiere pro as far as advanced controls.)

Can somebody give me a link to a good tutorial on how to do this or write a short one out here if you know the stuff well.

i just really need to learn the steps begining to end, whether it is better to deinterlace before or after etc.

thank you

Luke
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Old March 8th, 2006, 05:48 PM   #2
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Without more expensive software, you simply aren't going to be able to make the conversion.

If you can deinterlace out of Premiere Elements, then it will help, but then you'll have converted to something like 30p, not 24p. It will appear more film-like, but it won't have the motion characteristics of 24p. For some, that's enough. For others, not.

You can work on the other things which make video appear more film-like, though. You can saturate the colors a bit more, crush the blacks a little, increase contrast a little, crop to a theatrical aspect ratio . . .

You should also learn to light and frame theatrically, and move the camera cinematically.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 06:11 PM   #3
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You might search for VirtualDub and AVISynth.

Look here for a free method using AVISynth (I don't know how well it works, though):

http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=63368

http://www.avisynth.org/ShareFunctions

There are probably users on this board who can help you out with the software listed above (or perhaps other free software).

***Update*** - try this tutorial: http://aqua-web.dyndns.org/avisynth_24p.php
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Old March 8th, 2006, 06:59 PM   #4
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Hey, kudos to that guy (update link) -- the results look pretty decent.

I take back some of the things I've said about freeware.
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