Don't uprez SD material. Instead shoot HD, so get another camera. Second, lose the Matrox. Third, maybe forget about NTSC if you shot PAL. The time it takes and the inherent quality hit are not worth it, IMO.
In short, limit yourself to SD DV PAL i or, if your camera is indeed NTSC, leave it in NTSC.
BR PAL does not support P.
1. Don't uprez SD material.
Not optional here...this is NTSC SD 4:3 legacy footage that is integral to the content...however there are many stills and animation of stills that can be created HD rez, then incorporate the SD footage at full rez as a scaled/vignette at 720x480/1440x1080i?
2. Instead shoot HD, so get another camera.
3. Second, lose the Matrox.
Matrox seems to do a fairly descent job or down rezzing from 16:9 to 4:3 ...with Pan & Scan I could keyframe the scan and pan...any specific reason you have not to use RT.X2?
4. Third, maybe forget about NTSC if you shot PAL. The time it takes and the inherent quality hit are not worth it, IMO
All acquistion done in NTSC 4:3 DVCAM
5. BR PAL does not support P.
Ahhhh...thanks for that....I was not aware of this...i(interlaced only) in UK... eh? I'll research this further...both for UK broadcast and DVD home video
Again...many thanks for taking the time to respond...anyone else?