Hi, I have a shoot coming up where I'll need a second camera. My primary camera for this project so far has been a JVC GY-HD200UB, shooting HDV 720p 30fps. Both of my second camera options only record HDV 1080i (a Sony HVR-A1U and Canon XH-A1). I'm leaning towards the Sony because it seems to handle low light a little better and it will be a dark location. How should I handle the 1080i footage in regards to my 720p project? Down convert it to a new file, then import? Just bring it into the same project and scale to fit? Will it be glaringly obvious that some shots are interlaced? Has anyone here mixed footage? What were the results? Thanks! JB
The best answer is to get the camera early and run some tests.
I'm using CineForm AVI for both 1080i and 720p.
The best I've found is to bring 1080i in the 720p project as a separate Sequence
and then scale one down on 720p timeline.
Mixing both on same timeline drive Premiere CS4.1 crazy in my case.
But I didn't make a lot of research.