Hi, I was after a bit of advice on how to use 1080 50p and 1080 25p footage.
To give a bit of background, in my kit I have a Canon Legria HF21 and recently a Panasonic HDC-HS700, most of the content I film is interview / office based scenes which are then usually exported as 1280 x 720 25p in WMV and sometimes 768 x 432 F4V for web display.
So the question is would it be best to set both cameras to record at 1080 50i or in there respective 25p and 50p then let Premiere sort out the differences?
I have done some tests dropping the 50p footage onto a 25p sequence which seems to output fine in a 1280 x 720 25p WMV file, however I am unsure of what process Premiere is using to adjust the frame rate of the 50p footage, is it simply dropping every other frame?
Any advice would be appreciated.
For interviews and office scenes there is no advantage in using 50p. Why not simplify matters and keep everything in 25p? I don't know the intelligence of Adobe to convert, but your whole workflow is easier when shooting 25p and exporting 25p.
Admittedly I have only had the Panasonic HDC-HS700 for the morning; however I haven't found a 25p mode in any of the settings, nor a mention of it in the manual; just 50p or 50i.
I shall do some more digging, because if there is a 25p mode that does solve all my problems
Apologies after some more googling I have found that the Panasonic can record in 25p using the 'Digital Cinema' mode; all problems solved
You might even want to shoot in 720p/50 on both cams. That avoids any scaling for the primary output.