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Compressor's best 23.98 to 29.97 conversion?

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Alan Langdon
Compressor's best 23.98 to 29.97 conversion?
on Mar 21, 2010 at 7:38:44 am

I have HD footage shot in anamorphic 960x720 (in practice becomes 16x9 proportion), and the frame rate is 23.97. So far, I have been having a hard time converting the footage in a way that the 6 added frames don't make pans and movement in general look a little choppy. Observing comercial DVDs, I notice that the repeated/added frames are interlaced, which smoothes out a bit thi jumpyness, making pans look smoother.

Now, my questions are 3:

1- Is there a way to make those added frames interlaced using compressor, achieving a similar smooth motion?

2-But then, since most TVs are now LCD and Plasma, not exactly interlaced, is this a good idea afterall?

3- Another artifact I am getting from Compressor's convertions is a sort of pulsing of the image every 15 frames or so, probbly due to the GOP structure of the VBR of Compressor. Now, I am sure VBR is the best way to go, so how can I liminate this pulsing, which is unacceptable? Others here at the Cow have suggested I use CBR, which I am doing, but is taking a long timt to convert because I incremented the quality of other settings availabl... My 20 minute short film is taking about 30 hours to convert!

The first COmpressor converstion I made with this 23.98 footage didn't even change the framerate (I left it all at automatic, using the 90-minute Best setting), so my DVD player (and NTSC tube television) had to deal with the 23.98 framerate and they seemed to really struggle and make things (pans, etc.) look choppy.

Whee. I know it's a lot to ask, but anybody have some ideas?

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