Joined: 04 Feb 2003
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
|Posted: Fri 16 Jan 2004, 16:42 Post subject:
|PowerDVD has three operating modes: "bob", which performs deinterlacing, "weave", which does not, and "auto", that will try to select the right mode. Premiere never deinterlaces the image (although some real-time plug-ins do).
In other words, what you are seeing is perfectly normal. Play the DVD on a TV and it will look fine (assuming the field order is right). If you want to make sure PowerDVD deinterlaces all videos, set it to "bob" (in the video options). Automatic detection sometimes fails.
Always export from Premiere using the same codec used for capturing (ex., DV, MJPEG, etc.). This is faster and avoids recompression.
Shooting in "progressive" mode is usually a bad idea. You get only half the updates per second, more motion blur, and fast motion looks very choppy. Use it only when the movie is meant to be used in computers (games, web videos, etc.). If it's meant to be played on a TV, stick to interlaced. Also, many Mini-DV cameras use only half the vertical resolution when you set them to progressive mode. Finally, NTSC "progressive-scan" and PAL 100Hz TVs rely on the source signal being interlaced to be able to double the frame rate. If you feed them non-interlaced images (like the ones captured by "progressive" cameras), the result is not as smooth (i.e., instead of 100 updates per second, you get 25).