I have searched across the forum but cannot see anything that specifically relates to this. I hope someone might be able to point me in the right direction.
I have two cmeras: Sony HVR-A1E and Canon 5D mkII. I have shot a fair bit of video with both. I have processed both in PP CS3 and CS4 - the problem occurs in both.
The workflow is PAL:
Sony - upload (either down convert to SD or not as required) into default format generated by upload (I think MPEG2).
Canon - upload then convert with Media Encoder to P2 format (with whatever codec it chooses)
Both are now 1080 frame size and 25fps, as is the project.
I can edit both equally and the content looks like similar quality, apart from some obvious camera differences. However, in editing there is a distinct difference between a pan or zoom in both cameras. The Sony produces smooth pans and zooms, the Canon produces jerky ones. Wondering if this was just apparent in the editing phase I created both a Flash movie and DVD from the footage, but the difference was still apparent.
Any ideas how to fix this?
The jerkiness can well be caused by 1080i (A1) versus 1080p (5D).
Sony - upload
Canon - upload
As a point of interest, 'upload' means to transfer from a local computer to a remote computer, such as an Internet server. The proper terms here would be 'capture' for tape based media, and simply 'copy' or 'transfer' for solid state media.