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Jack ShepardXDCAM - 1080p/1080i
by on Oct 8, 2009 at 5:48:56 pm

Bit confused...
Editing something on XDCAM which was shot at 1080p29.97fps. I'm mobile at the moment so I am cutting from a laptop and am using the DVCPROHD codec due my speed constraints.

I imported it into Media 100 as DVCPROHD and have been editing it in a 1080p29.97fps timeline.

When I export it to a by-reference clip and select "get info" on it. It tells me that the codec is DVCPROHD but 1080i60. Or if I open an XML into Media 100 the sequence settings also tell me it is 1080i.

I'm confused. Why is it suddenly 1080i?


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Wickham StrubRe: XDCAM - 1080p/1080i
by on Oct 8, 2009 at 7:32:09 pm

That's just the name of the codec. I have no idea WHY they named it that way, but that's what you're seeing.

To reassure yourself, try the following in Media 100:

- Load a clip into the Edit Suite.

- Hold down the Command (apple) key while tapping on the left and right arrow keys. This will step through fields on interlaced media.

- If it's interlaced, you will see that it takes two taps of the arrow to move the timecode one frame.

- If it's progressive, one tap of the arrow will advance the timecode whether you are holding the Command key or not.

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Jack ShepardRe: XDCAM - 1080p/1080i
by on Oct 8, 2009 at 11:13:05 pm

It is progressive. Wasn't making any sense to me that it wouldn't.
Thanks Wick, what a strange way to name that codec!

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Michael SloweRe: XDCAM - 1080p/1080i
by on Oct 9, 2009 at 3:52:40 pm

Wick, what happens if we hold our left ear with our right hand and then tap the arrow keys,maybe a pretty girl in a bikini will appear on our screens?

Michael Slowe

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Wickham StrubRe: XDCAM - 1080p/1080i
by on Oct 10, 2009 at 2:50:53 pm


Lest you think I have no sense of humor, I have composed several snappy comebacks in the last 24 hours. Alas, none have been appropriate in the presence of mixed company ;-)


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