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Robert Clegg
Which Playback Setting for 1080P
on Oct 15, 2009 at 11:19:39 am

Right setup is:

Blackmage Decklink HD
Final Cut Studio 2
External Monitor connected through HD-SDI
Footage XDCAM-EX 1080P 25fps

My question is purely to do with External Playback. The sequence we are editing in is fine because we just match settings.

So in External Playback Settings which one do we choose from the List.

We normally shoot 1080P 50i - so i normally choose "Blackmagic HDTV 1080i 25hz 10bit 1920 x 1080" and all works fine.

However I want to choose a progressive setting to make sure playback on monitor is perfect but there doesn't seem to be an equivalent setting in the presets.

There are 1080P settings but they aren't 25hz but 24 and 23.xxx settings which when we choose means the monitor will only show a still. Which normally indicates and incompatible mode.

At the moment we are using the 1080i setting and it looks pretty good but "appears" to be a little motion blurred which i assume is the incorrect interlacing setting.

Any help would be much appreciated.. and do let me know if this is more of an FCP question than a Blackmagic question or you need more information.

Cheers

Rob





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maurice jansen
Re: Which Playback Setting for 1080P
on Oct 18, 2009 at 8:08:36 am

hi rob.

your mixing things up here.

you said
We normally shoot 1080P 50i - so i normally choose "Blackmagic HDTV 1080i 25hz 10bit 1920 x 1080" and all works fine.

1080P 50i is not a format it is or "P" or "I" seems like your normal setting is 1080i25Hz HD-SDI cannot show 1080P50Hz only framerate's of 30Hz and lower are supported. 1080P25Hz is the one you need if supported by your card

greet
Maurice


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Robert Clegg
Re: Which Playback Setting for 1080P
on Oct 19, 2009 at 11:09:07 am

Thanks for the reply - and sorry I confused the whole question by a silly typo - which although silly did nullify any responses back - it should have said

  • We normally shoot 1080 50i - so i normally choose "Blackmagic HDTV 1080i 25hz 10bit 1920 x 1080" and all works fine.


  • So again apologies. As you suggest that setting woulds seem the obvious one to choose but it doesn't exist in my list of options.

    So question is what is the best playback setting for footage recorded at 1080P from an XDCAM EX timeline.

    Thanks

    Rob



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    Kristian Lam
    Re: Which Playback Setting for 1080P
    on Oct 26, 2009 at 5:00:07 am

    Hi Robert,

    I would still use the same play out settings as you're doing for 1080i50 material. This will simply treat the output as 1080PsF25 as your monitor may not support 1080p25 video. Just make sure you turn off the Field rendering option in your Final Cut Pro timeline.




    regards

    Kristian Lam
    Blackmagic Design


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