We've been exporting our rough cuts as deinterlaced mpegs so that they can be viewed by clients via the web. Suddenly one of the clients wants a DVD, so we made playable dvd's through iDVD using the same deinterlaced mpegs. Having never done this before (with the deinterlaced video) I am concerned that it may cause a problem when the dvd is played in a set-top dvd player. Any comments?
Don't worry. Actually, the NTSC SD requirement is for 29.97 frames/sec, INTERLACED. It doesn't matter if you deinterlaced it or not. It will LOOK deinterlaced, but will actually be composed of two fields.
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA