I have captured some 1080i footage in premiere pro CS4 and have been exporting sections as image sequences in progressive to do some rotoscoping. I now want to produce the video in 2 formats. One intended to be a standard interlaced def DVD and the other to be the highest possible quality for blu ray. Could someone help me with whether i need to deintelace the footage to make it progressive when exporting or will selecting the blu ray setting do it for me at the best possible quality.
Footage you shot in i mode is best left in i mode. Converting to P will not give better images, it will only stutter more.
so if i leave it as interlaced an produce it onto a blu ray disc will there be a combing
effect when played on a computer monitor
will there be a combing effect when played on a computer monitor
No. Your software Blu-ray player will deinterlace it properly for you. By way of comparison, notice that I didn't say Media Player.