digitizing dilemma
June 14, 2009 03:29PM

I am having some trouble with digitizing. I shot my footage on a sony z1 in HDV but have the camera set to down convert. I am using FCP 5.1. on a 12inch powerbook G4 mac OSX 10.4.11, I have set all my capture settings to DV PAL 48hrz anamorphic. The trouble is when i capture the footage it looks all jagged and interlaced. When i play it through the camera and look at it through the viewfinder its perfect and in high quality. I know if i put a de-interlace effect on the footage it will fix the problem but it i want it to be as high quality as possible and de-interlacing lowers the quality and softens the picture.

I have gone through all the settings and cant think of any reason this should be happening.

Any help would be very much appreicated

Kind Regards

Re: digitizing dilemma
June 14, 2009 04:36PM
Interlaced footage will look, well, interlaced when you play it back on a progressive monitor not designed to properly display interlaced footage (like your computer monitor). If you hook your computer up to a broadcast, CRT monitor and watch it on that it will not look interlaced.

Re: digitizing dilemma
June 15, 2009 03:02AM
hey, thanks for the quick reply! just wondering then, what if the footage i am editing is for the internet, so people will only watch it on their computers, Do i have to de-interlace?

Re: digitizing dilemma
June 16, 2009 05:28PM

It's always a good idea to de-interlace interlaced footage when creating a quicktime for the web.
Re: digitizing dilemma
June 17, 2009 03:59AM

thats great, thanks for the help!

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