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Old June 7th, 2007, 04:35 AM   #1
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Capturing DVCAM progressive in premiere pro2

Hi there, im hoping somebody can give me some help...

We recently shot a music video in DVCAM and ive just captured the tapes using my Sony FX1 in Premiere Pro2... Although the FX1 doesnt shoot DVCAM it does play it back...

The footage was shot in progressive mode which im trying to capture in using pp2, the standard DVPAL mode only lets me switch between upper & lower fields with no option for progressive. If i capture in this mode the footage looks badly interlaced, all the edges become jagged and the video looks nasty.

if i switch to desktop mode i can choose no fields (progressive) but then have to change the video rendering settings from DV to something like uncompressed.. this massively increases my render times..

so i can:

capture with fields, not have to render anything i put on the timeline but have jagged edges and a general nasty look
capture progressive with really crisp looking images but have to render every clip i put on the timeline


i hope somebody has some advice for me

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Old June 7th, 2007, 01:16 PM   #2
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You have fields, all DV recordings do. How those fields were recorded determines whether they are 'progressive' or not ...

If your camcorder takes a full frame image, and then records it to two fields in sequence -- you've got progressive, 25p.

Bottom line -- you capture it like any other DV capture ... if it was shot progressive, it still is despite having been recorded in 50i fields.


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