We have Canon location footage shot at 1080p/29.97, created project based on those settings and have edited pieces. Tomorrow is a studio shoot for the same project. The cameras and the switcher will only let us do 720p or 1080i (they will not do 1080p). We will receive, all from 5 KiPros, 4 ISO Cams and a Switched PGM. What should we shoot and what would be the workflow? A second project and combine the two? Uprez the 720p or find a way to deinterlace the 1080i? Many thanks!
I would go 720p/29.97 if possible to match frame rate and still have a full progressive frame which will scale better quality wise with no motion artifacts.
If it's 720p/59.94 or 1080i/59.94. then it's more of a toss-up. You will have blended frames if you keep all 59.94, or you lose 1/2 motion resolution by de-interlacing or keeping every other progressive frame. So you choose between scaling on the horizontal with the 1080i, or a full progessive resize... eeehhhh.... it's a close one.
I was in favor of the progressive even if 720. I can run cams in 720p/29.97 as they loop through KiPro's before switcher. The switcher only outputs 59.94 in 720p mode so it can deal with converting the inputs to match the output ... which will work fine because we can always recut the switched using ISO's.