When I export my standard 29.97 lower field first interlaced DV footage out of premiere using microsoft DV codec with all matching settings, it looks exactly as it should, but when i import it into after effects there are obvious interlacing artifacts like invisible horizontal bars roughening the image, though not the jagged bars that is common with interlaced footage. Ive tried this with uncompressed footage as well and its just the same. In after effects, when i export it under the same settings its no different. Ive tried changing the project and import settings to ensure everything is set to 29.97 and even tried upper fields and pulldowns, but that only made it worse. Id post images, but apparently neither printscreen nor my video player is able to take screenshots of DV footage. I would hate to have gotten this far just to find out that my programs are destroying my efforts.
After Effects separates fields on imported DV footage automatically. The result is that you see only one field during on-screen previews. So long as you render with fields the footage will look correct on output.
You can temporarily turn field interpretation off for preview purposes.
Yes, all i had to do was render with lower field first! I was just exporting it out as it was, but i forget that AE needs to be pre-rendered whereas premiere normally does it as it exports. Thanks a bunch!