Don't know where you have read it but Instant HD works also on interlaced footage.
Thanks Ann - you are right!
I can stop wondering why it seemed to work with my MiniDV PAL avi files.
I did write to Red Giant about this question a couple of days ago but I am awaiting an answer. It would seem to be something they ought to be making more of.
The updated versions from v1.1 do handle interlaced frames. It is now on v1.2.
I had gone straight ot purchase/download.
What's New on the web site does say.
•Version 1.1 includes interlaced-to-interlaced scaling support
The information I had read about InstantHD on Forums and their own FAQ was that it was great software but it was all about deinterlacing first. .
- If I shot footage using an interlaced format, how do I de-interlace before using Instant HD?
Prior to up-conversion with Instant HD, you must de-interlace the material to a progressive format. For best results, we recommend using a high-quality de-interlacing tool such as Magic Bullet Frames or Fields Kit. However host applications such as After Effects or Final Cut Pro have built-in de-interlacing tools that will also work.
Date Modified: 2008-06-11 17:38:18
The manual which is supplied with the software also needs updating
Taken from the current manual:
"There is one major limitation in the current Instant HD release. The product is specifically designed to work with progressive (non-interlaced) images. That means that if you are starting with interlaced video such as a standard Sony PD150 DVCAM capture, you will need to convert the image to progressive in the host application before applying Instant HD."
The support documentation is always the the last thing to get updated!