I'm sure something like this gets asked a lot but I can't quite find a post that helps so here's the problem.
I have created a project that needs to be delivered in both 720 x 480 DV, and DVCPRO HD 1080i.
I did the compositing in a Comp set to DVCPRO HD 1080 29.97 then just dropped that comp into a 720 x 480 and letter boxed it. When I render the 720x480 comp with DV settings it looks great in Final cut and Media 100. When I render the large comp with DVCPRO HD settings It looks all jagged around the edges.
The comp consists of a PSD file logo off the top, followed by some video inside of a frame that is animated on and off screen. Both the box the video is in and the video it self is jagged. I have some balloons I created out of solids with Text in them that are animated in after that, and they all have issues around the edges when they move.
I did try rendering in Animation than exporting it out of final cut to the DVCPRO HD settings but when I bring it back in it has the same problems on a new sequence with the DVCPRO HD settings.
I have even tried changing to lower filed and not rendering fields and get the same poor result.
Sadly I am using an old sony media converter box to view this on an NTSC monitor. Could that be the issue?
It reminds me of other times when I have mistakenly started with a 720x486 comp and tried to render this to DV 720x480 and get that same jagged look.
Wow, an M100! I haven't heard about one of those in YEARS!
I'm just joking, but do you still drive an Oldsmobile or Pontiac?
1080 video is upper field first, even when shot progressive scan: Progressive Segmented Frame, y'know. I'm guessing that may be the cause of your woes. Can an M100 even read DVCPro HD without rendering to its own proprietary codec?
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Thanks for the reply. As it turns out it was the Sony Media converter, the file actually looks okay on a proper HD setup. AND, funnily enough I still do have a 94 Pontiac Grand AM I use sometimes as a Winter Beater/ Take the dog to the beach car!