foogledricks Posted September 15, 2004 Report Share Posted September 15, 2004 I find this an interesting and frustrating subject. I have a 480i MiniDV camcorder, a progressive scan DVD player, and an HDTV that converts everything to progressive (except 1080i). This means that my 480i camcorder footage, which is shot at 60 fields per second, will be converted to show on my TV. And that conversion, is far from ideal. Tell me if I am techincally correct in how I describe the process: In order to display an interlaced 60 fields per second (actually, 59.94 fields to be exact), my TV/DVD player will either throw away one of the fields and double the other (halfing the resolution), or will deinterlace the footage, resulting in a 30 (29.97) frames that don't belong together as a frame (combing and tearing). Either way, my video will not look its best, except on a proper interlaced 480i television. I really hope that 1080p becomes the standard that people can agree on, so that this whole interlaced versus progressive thing goes away. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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