6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 30, 2010 1:01 PM by Jim_Simon

    Interpreting 24p miniDV footage, need advice

    Jack Banatoni Level 1

      I'm editing a standard definition project shot on several miniDV cameras and it's been a while since I used tape.  I need some advice on how I should interpret certain footage.  Please correct these current settings if they are wrong.  I am editing this as a 4:3 project, final output to DVD.

       

      Source: Canon XL2 - 24p widescreen (anamorphic)

      Premiere Interpretation:

      Use frame rate from file: 23.9760

      Remove 24p DV pulldown

      Pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2121)

       

      Source: Panasonic DVX100 - 24p widescreen (letterbox)

      Premiere Interpretation:

      Use frame rate from file: 23.9760

      DO NOT Remove 24p DV pulldown

      Pixel Aspect Ratio: Conform to D1/DV NTSC (0.9091)

       

      Source: Panasonic HVX200 - 24p widescreen (letterbox)

      Premiere Interpretation:

      Use frame rate from file: 23.9760

      Remove 24p DV pulldown

      Pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC (0.9091)

       

      Sequence Settings:

      720 x 480 (0.9091)

      29.97 fps

      XL2 clips have the “scale to fit” option applied on timeline

       

       

      I see interlacing issues with certain clips and I don't know where in the chain something is wrong.  This project started in Final Cut and was imported to Premiere Pro, so it's possible something was lost in translation.  Would the same interpretation settings apply in After Effects?  I already see that the HVX and DVX footage has a different interpretation, but I don't know which is correct.

       

      Also, the aspect ratio is a little different between the “scale to fit” Canon footage and the Panasonic footage.  It's so minor that I was just going to make a custom matte to cover the difference, but I'm open to suggestions.

       

      Thanks,

      JB