1080i and NTSC footage in a PalSd project
by Linda Rafferty on Apr 20, 2012 at 6:19:01 pm
I've got 1080i and ntsc video which I want to use in a PalSd project. Whats the best way to do this so that the video quality doesn't degrade too much? I hope to project my final video. Would welcome any suggestions
Re: 1080i and NTSC footage in a PalSd project by Jeff Kirkland on Apr 22, 2012 at 12:29:20 pm
Just finished a project with pretty much the same situation...
I'd personally just edit in a PAL SD timeline and let FCPX work it's magic. The 1080i will look fine. The NTSC will look a fraction soft but from my experience it's not really noticeable - even projected.
If the NTSC video is noticeably poor quality then you might run it through compressor before you start editing and use the frame controls to enhance the conversion - but you'll be adding a lot of time, maybe hours, to the conversion process.
It's amazing how often just letting Compressor do its thing yields great results :-)
Jeff Kirkland | Southern Creative Media
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