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720p vs. 1080i
on Oct 27, 2007 at 5:00:24 pm

If you're not sure what hardware (type of monitor or tv) will be used for final video display, is having the ability to shoot in 720p more important than 1080i because of potential artifacting?

If not, how easy would it be in post production to make 1080i compatible with the medium it's being viewed on if it's not to begin with?

Thanks for your help. If I can answer any questions to clear this up, please let me know.

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Jeffrey B.
Re: 720p vs. 1080i
on Oct 28, 2007 at 5:39:41 am

The answer is: it all depends. 720p has better motion; 1080i has better resolution.

You should always deliver with the same resolution as the source material. Converting from one to the other won't give you any benefit if you've already shot the material.

The truth is that, in the end, 95% of people don't care or can't tell the difference. So in reality, choose your HD camera on other factors, like lens quality, comfort in operation, or integration with your current workflow.

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