New to Premiere Pro, We shoot on DVCam or Mini-DV (which can shoot progressive), very little we shoot is ever for broadcast, most goes straight to DVD for training then archive. Would it be better to shoot in the progressive mode? I hear many editors edit strictly in progressive mode to avoid interlacing issues.
And, if progressive is better why use interlaced at all, as in 1080i, etc. Thanks
DVD is interlaced, so you better shoot interlaced and keep it interlaced. If you had progressive delivery methods not on DVD, it may make sense to use progressive, but DVCAM is interlaced AFAIK. Mixing i and P is not a good idea.
There are many cameras that have "progressive modes", but very, very few that actually record progressive frames. In fact, any camera using a tape will actually record an interlaced signal at 30 fps, regardless of which shooting mode you're in.