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Michael Troxell
up-converting 29.97 SD to 29.97 1080i DVCPRO HD
on Sep 5, 2008 at 11:52:44 pm

I am up-converting 29.97 SD to 29.97 1080i DVCPRO HD. The aspect ration hasn't changed to 16:9. Am I supposed to blow up my clips to (approximately 35%) in order to attain the complete conversion? Or is there a setting in Final Cut Pro that allows me to change the aspect ratio during capture? Thank you for your help.


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walter biscardi
Re: up-converting 29.97 SD to 29.97 1080i DVCPRO HD
on Sep 6, 2008 at 1:45:30 am

FCP does not do this cleanly. You will either need to purchase a better filtering tool to do this, or better yet, purchase an AJA Kona 3 to do this in hardware. Or even better yet, take your project to a production house with a terranex and let that do the upconvert. That's the absolute cleanest upconvert you'll get.

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Fran├žois-Michel Nolin Maffolini
Re: up-converting 29.97 SD to 29.97 1080i DVCPRO HD
on Sep 6, 2008 at 9:28:43 pm

1 - Your PLAYBACK OUTPUT from FCP should be 525i29.97 and be sure your timeline is the same.
2 - The FRAME BUFFER of the KONA CARD should be the same as your PLAYBACK OUTPUT from FCP.
3 - Right Click one of the SDI output in the AJA CONTROL PANEL (SDI1 or SDI2 depending which one your linking to the DVCPRO HD VTR) than choose 1080i29.97.
4 - Do your output. You shouldn't have to touch your SD ratio since its a blowing up, the KONA CARD will do the job.

I did an up-converting from a SD DVCPRO timeline to a DVCPRO HD tape and thats the way i did it, it worked pretty well.



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