3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 7, 2012 10:15 AM by Saeroner

    up-resing SD project to HD... (question/advice)

    Saeroner Level 1

      I have a completed project (music video). The footage was shot in SD 16:9 widescreen (canon XL2). We are having a party on Friday and want to show the video on my big projection screen. Should I up-res it and burn to blue-ray or leave it alone and burn to DVD? I want the best picture possible. I have a plug-in called Magic Bullet Instant HD...

       

      Never up-resed before. Should I export the whole project to an AVI and then start a new HD sequence and apply the plug-in to the entire rendered clip, then export to blue-ray? How would this work?

       

      thanks

        • 1. Re: up-resing SD project to HD... (question/advice)
          Jim_Simon Level 8

          Leave it as a DVD and let the player do the upscaling during playback.  It'll look better.

          • 2. Re: up-resing SD project to HD... (question/advice)
            joneisele Level 1

            I'm sure the experts will chime in here, but you may get some information by reading through the following post: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4804252#4804252

             

            I would be very interested to hear what you discover with the Magic Bullet Instant HD as I was trying to do something identical to you recently, still somewhat in progress.   IHD only works on progressive footage and from what I understand almost all SD footage is interlaced.   I spoke with Red Giant and they said the footage would need to be converted to progressive first.   I tried using Modify.Interpret to change to progressive, then created a sequence from that converted clip, then applied IHD to it.   The converted clip looked terrible; IHD looked terrible too.     Red Giant makes another plug-in called "Frames" that apparently converts interlaced to progressive that is available for trial.   I haven't had a chance to try Frames and see if it produces a different result. 

             

            I've been meaning to ask Red Giant why they created this product in the first place as it would seem the buyer demand would be to upscale interlaced SD to HD (with software, if it can be done well).

            • 3. Re: up-resing SD project to HD... (question/advice)
              Saeroner Level 1

              ^ Thanks. My footage was shot in 24p so maybe i will have better results. I will test it out for the heck of it.