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Old March 25th, 2003, 09:49 AM   #1
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Film-looking video from the war


I noticed that some of the video images coming back from CNN(?) has a film-look to it. Anybody noticed this? It looks very much like the quality from the Frame-mode on the Canon XL-1. I'm sure they are not using the XL1 out there. Perhaps a GL1? Or another camera?

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Old March 26th, 2003, 02:20 PM   #2
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Film-Like look

The reason you're seeing a film-like look is because I'm guessing it's being shot in PAL and converted. I used to do standards conversions and always noticed the difference in looks and wondered why. It's the frame rate- PAL is 25p and film is 24p.

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Old March 27th, 2003, 01:51 PM   #3
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I've been watching footage from the war from BBC sources and in one shot, you could see a camera man in the background with an XL1.

But I think the effect you saw is as stated perhaps just conversion from PAL source to NTSC. At 25 frames a goes slower with higher res for us europeans.

The lastest footage from Iraqi TV show they don't use frame mode, cos you could see all the interlaced lines on their footage.
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