A couple of months ago we did a show in PAL for use my a European client. Now I'd like to be able to put a portion of it onto our reel. What's the best software for getting a decent conversion, defining decent as the motion being smooth. Last time I did this I used AfterEffects for the conversion and the results were not at all acceptable. Ideas? Flo?
Re: PAL to NTSC by Nick Griffin on Oct 22, 2010 at 2:38:59 pm
Thanx, Robert. Deinterlacer is an interesting piece of software but oddly enough it doesn't seem to be able to take a 1920 x 1028i PAL file and make a 1920 x 1028i NTSC, just smaller semi-HD. I'll keep playing around, but still think I need other options.
Re: PAL to NTSC by Robert Stone on Oct 22, 2010 at 6:20:53 pm
Aloha Nick - did you try the CUSTOM button? I don't have any PAL HD footage to try, but I think it'll do it. Jan is also available for custom deinterlacing work and tweaked up his last beta version to handle a strange film transfer from the 1980's for us.