How jerky it is depends on how much you slowed it down and what the video file format is. DV-AVIs produce much cleaner slow-motion, for instance, than MPEGs. What kind of camcorder did this video come from?
You can reduce some of these issues, to a point, by right-clicking on your slow motion clips and selecting Frame Blending.
What format is best for your friends to the south depends on what medium you're using and which Southern Hemisphere country you're talking about. Is this for a DVD or are your displaying the video over the internet?
I also remember a thread (from AT Romano, I believe) that said that fractional percentages, e.g. speeds of 1/2 (50%), 1/4 (25%), work better than random percentages, e.g. 38.3%.
I have not had a chance yet to try that for myself, though....
Steve, I really appreciate your answer. The video came from a Canon HF10. It originally was AVCHD files but I am not sure if PE has changed the format. I have slowed the clip down significantly. If remember correctly, more than 50%, around 75%.
I want to burn it on a DVD for watching in South Africa. If posting on the internet, surely the format doesn't change from country to country???
Thanks Ed, I will bear that in mind in future.
That is creating a lot of extra Frames. What you have might be "as good as it gets." Do look at Frame Blending, as that might help. Some will likely depend on the motion in the footage.
Now, most European PAL DVD players (at least the newer ones) will handle most well-burned NTSC DVD-Videos. I do not know about SA, but I would guess that they just use the same PAL players as Europe. Again, newer European players usually work fine - it's the other direction, PAL in NTSC-land, that is a no-go.
Good luck, and maybe an SA local can confirm.
Thanks you guys, the video was OK in the end. I burned it and set it to "high quality". The end result is smooth
That is great news and thanks for sharing your success.