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Philip Ohler
HD to SD downconvert
on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:16:48 pm

Is there a best practice when downconverting in Smoke. We've had lots of issues with the way FCP and even AE downconvert and was hoping Smoke may be our solution. We get lots of aliasing on fine details in the faces of people in the downconvert. The issues aren't apparent in HD only in SD. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Barry Goch
Re: HD to SD downconvert
on Jul 25, 2010 at 7:35:31 am


For a short piece, like a spot or promo, just use the resize tool on the desktop. Say you also need to change the frame-rate, like 23.98 HD to SD 29.97, I'd add pull-down in HD first, then do a resize to SD. There is always the hardware down-convert in the SR decks too. Just make sure the quality is set to best on the downconvert.

Hope that works for you.


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