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Ben Longden
P2HD changing upper to lower field
on Dec 18, 2019 at 11:43:57 am

Hi All.
An intermitent lurker, who has finally moved to HD... Yes. I know.. Its taken a while..

I shoot TV news mostly, and up until a few months ago was using a Sony DSR-570 for my news work and kids concerts and the like.
The camera is STILL great, but the severe lack of DVCAM tapes is a bit of a pain.

So. I managed to get two mint condition Panasonic AGHPX-370 P2HD cameras for a really sensible price.
Sure, these things are a couple of years old, but have less than 400 fan hours... hence my "mint" condition comment.

My question is that of field order.
Presently the camera shoots in Upper field first, while all MPG2 requirements (we are PAL land, I should add) require it as LOWER field first.

This can easily be fixed in my NLE by telling it to render as such, but the process now is literally five times longer.

The specific question is; Can the field order be changed IN camera?

Thanks.
Ben

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