So what will happen if I export as the original upper field first from AE and bring that file to Encore?
Nothing. PAL SD is upper field first, anyway. That lower field first thing is merely a matter of MPEG stream flags (or these flags missing and the player resorting to defaults). As usual: It merely depends on correctly carrying your footage interpretation. If that is observed, Encore will correctly encode.
Ok, thanks for clearing that up Mylenium!
As Mylenium says, PAL SD is typically UFF. Except when it's using the DV codec - DV is always LFF. Even so, that should make no difference. If you were rendering your 1080i UFF content to DV LFF, so long as your interpretations are all set correctly AE will handle the conversion of field order just fine.
i am trying to mix sony Z1 hdv downscaled to sd (lower field) from firewire in premiere cs4 with nx5e sd mpeg footage (upper field).PAL.
have tried changing the field dominance but whichever video stream i change the field dominance the picture degrades & is unacceptable.
Think i may put nx5e back & get another Z1..seemd to be better picture quality anyhow...is that the 3 ccds outperforming the 3 cmos chips..more inconvenient going through tapes in realtime though than dragging mpeg files via usb.
> i am trying to mix sony Z1 hdv downscaled to sd (lower field) from firewire in premiere cs4...
This is a good question for the Premiere Pro forum: