My guess is because the recorded image actually is interlaced, it's just that each field came from the same moment in time, which makes it 'faux-progressive'.
You may need to Interpret the footage to Progressive to get things working. (And then create a new, correct sequence and Copy/Paste the clips into it.)
When I run Media Info on it, it tells me it's progressive/
Also my footage was shot on a Canon 5D Mark II and an XA10. So i doubt the footage is "actually interlaced"
Well, like I said. it's a guess. For whatever reason, PP seems to be seeing it as Interlaced.
The solution remains the same. Give it a whirl and see what happens.
I see it took my 5D mark II footage and interpreted it correctly (Progressive). But the avchd Canon XA10 footage was interepreted incorrectly, Upper field first when I was deffinetely shooting in 30F. Why does premiere pro interpret footage wrong?
If i am not mistaken Canon's 30F is in fact filmed in progressive and stored as interlaced (60i). That's why its called 30F and not 30p.
So does that mean i should be de-interlacing before my post edits?
No. It's just stored as interlaced. But each field is still from the same instant in time, so when you combine the fields, you end up with a whole progressive frame.
so will you guys admit that adobe doesn't read footage correctly?
I said that in post 3.
so does any employee have an "official answer" for me? I mean this is a major bug, because not only does it interpret my footage incorrectly, It also exports it interlaced while it should be progressive (settings set to Auto detect fields).
I cannot merely do my work with guesses. Sorry to be rude, but I would like clear answers on this issue. Why the heck is canon's footage being interpreted incorrectly?
> so does any employee have an "official answer" for me?
The official answer is that this is a user-to-user forum, not a place for guaranteed answers from Adobe employees.
If you think that a behavior is a bug, you can submit a bug report.
If you want a guaranteed answer from an Adobe employee, you can contact Adobe Technical Support:
FWIW, Jim and Ann are giving you good answers.
Why does adobe premiere pro CS5.5 take my 30F footage and when I drag it into the "New Sequence" button, it creates an interlaced sequence?
The 'drag and drop' method of creating a sequence
that matches your footage is merely a handy shortcut.
In order to be absolutely certain of creating sequence settings
that are exactly what you require, you should not use the
'quickie shortcut', but create your sequence manually.
This is weird. Why does adobe premiere pro CS5.5 take my 30F footage and when I drag it into the "New Sequence" button, it creates an interlaced sequence? How do I know this? Well I am exporting it right now, H.264 Blu Ray and Adobe Media Encoder tells me the video information: NTSC, 1920X1080, 29.97fps, Upper.
Why is it upper? This footage is progressive and premiere pro should know this and not waste 19 hours of my life.
I had this same problem with some footage from my HV40.
I dropped different clips from the same camera on the make new sequence icon and Premiere would read it correctly and sometimes it wouldn't.
It was the strangest thing. The camera never changed settings and I would also try dropping the same clip multiple times and Premiere would read it differently each time. It made me watch my setting more closely.