Render DV video as progressive or interlaced?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Mike Beauchamp, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. Hey all..
    I'm rendering my stuff in Sony Vegas 5.. and I'm just wondering if I should
    render it as interlaced ("lower field first" for DV right?) or progressive?

    I assume I should leave it however the source originally is.. and is that
    interlaced, or does it depend on the camcorder.. and how can I tell?

    I just want to keep it "archived" for myself, and don't want to alter
    anything or change anything. if it is naturally interlaced, fine... if I
    ever want to deinterlace it, I can always run it through virtualdub. But, I
    don't want to be rendering and saving progressive stuff as interlaced.

    FWIW, the default template for rendering DV in vegas is "lower field first".

    Mike Beauchamp, Mar 3, 2005
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  2. Mike Beauchamp

    Mike Kujbida Guest

    Assuming you shot it with a regular (i.e. not a 24P) camcorder, render it
    interlaced. As you said, you can always change it after the fact but if you
    make changes now, you won't be able to undo what you did.

    Mike Kujbida, Mar 4, 2005
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  3. Yes, I just shot it with a regular camcorder...

    Mike Beauchamp, Mar 4, 2005
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