1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 31, 2013 11:13 AM by Jeff Bellune

    HD2SD Colour

    Richard M Knight Adobe Community Professional & MVP

      If I start with a 1920x1080i 4:2:0 HD file and convert it using HD2SD will I end up with a SD file with 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 colour format as that colour detail should exist in the origional HD file.

        • 1. Re: HD2SD Colour
          Jeff Bellune Level 5

          It depends on the codec and codec settings you choose when exporting out of VirtualDub.  Lagarith RGB will give you 4:4:4, as will UT RGB.  UT YUV 4:2:2 BT.709 will give you 4:2:2.  Similarly, UT YUV 4:2:0 BT.709 will produce a 4:2:0 file.  Lagarith YV12 is 4:2:0 and YUY2 is 4:2:2.


          NB: If you are exporting a final version of your sequence (IOW, not an intermediate file that will be composited), then you don't gain anything by exporting from 4:2:0 source video to 4:2:2 or 4:4:4.  The extra color information wasn't in the source, and it won't be in the export.  All you'll do is waste export time and disk space.