5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 5, 2012 5:12 PM by the_wine_snob RSS

    CS5_Mix SD with HD Issues

    Boone Documentaries Community Member

      I am trying to prepare a documentary for delivery, and I am having some issues mixing SD footage with HD footage on an HD timeline. The company wants an HD digital video file on a data disc, encoded with ProRes 422 (HQ). The main problem is that when I encoded it to ProRes, it looks like the SD footage is ghosting (not on every frame necessarily). The HD footage looks just fine. I am just assuming it has something to do with the frame rate or going from interlaced to progressive...

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      The majority of my documentary was shot on a Panasonic HVX200a, with DVCPROHD 720p 24. The SD footage is used for flashbacks, and all of it was shot on a Canon GL2, with the DV NTSC codec (16:9 aspect ratio). My main sequence is DVCPROHD 720p 24. I scaled the SD footage up to 151% in the HD timeline.


      Any workarounds for this? What is the standard workflow for prepping SD footage to work in an HD timeline like this? For some reason I thought CS5 could handle various aspect ratios and framerates all in one timeline. Am I wrong?


      So to summarize:


      Main Timeline/Sequence:          

      DVCPROHD 720p 24

      960 x 720 1.333


      HD Footage:       

      DVCPROHD 720p 24

      960 x 720 1.333


      SD Footage:       

      DV NTSC (scaled up 151%)   

      720 x 480 1.2121


      Rendering out with ProRes 422 (HQ)

      960 x 720 1.333


      My system:


      2.7 GHz Intel Core i5

      4gb RAM

      Premiere Pro CS5