I have footage shot with AVCHD 1080i25, with field order of upper field first. However, my output should be 720x576 PAL DV25i, which is lower field first. My question is, can the field order be changed without losing quality, and in what workflow order should I do it?
If I import my footage to a AVCHD1080i25 timeline, the timeline is then upper field first. I can either interpret my footage to lower field first, or work with upper field first timeline without interpreting and encode the final project with PAL DV25i settings, which reverses the field order to lower field first. Which option would be the way to go?