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« on: February 15, 2017, 09:41 »
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Just wondering if many tv broadcasters or production companies make use of interlaced footage footage or do they mainly prefer progressive? Most of my footage on the stock sites is interlaced (1920 x 1080 50i) because I don't have much choice in the matter. I'm limited by the software that I use - Sony Movie Studio. With Sony Movie Studio, I can create 1280 x 720p (25p) clips or 1920 x 1080 (50i) clips no problem. But for some strange reason, I cannot create a 1920 x 1080 25p video with this software. Well actually, there is a preset that will allow me to export a 1920 x 1080 25p video with Movie Studio but only as an obscure file format that's not recognised by many devices and with a pitifully low bitrate. In other words - pointless.

I have had one 50i video clip sell but I'm not sure if that was just luck. So what's the general consensus - Is there much demand for interlaced HD footage?


« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 10:55 »
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Several video agencies refuse interlaced footage.
I think you will be much better off with progressive encoding

« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 15:59 »
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Don't use interlaced.

Are you uploading videos you shot or CG? If it's videos you shot, then they are most likely progressive to start with, so doing anything that adds interlacing would be bad.


« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 16:42 »
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Interlaced? I remember that word from a history book somewhere...

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 19:18 »
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If it's a shot of some lava spraying on a golden eagle wearing sunglasses (to borrow an example from another thread!), then it probably won't matter too much if it's interlaced. In most other instances, people would rather not have interlaced footage.

« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 02:59 »
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Interlaced in 2017? Only if it's very special. You are not limited by your software, instead why do you limit yourself to using that software?

« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2017, 07:44 »
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You are not limited by your software, instead why do you limit yourself to using that software?

For years, I was using ultra cheap, crappy NLE software like Ulead Video Studio and Windows Movie Maker and I was tired of the restrictions. Less then a few years ago, I made a small investment in what I thought was a good, versatile NLE program - Sony Movie Studio. Well I was mostly right - it turned out to be pretty * good in most respects and could do just about anything that I wanted with regards to video editing. Though I was really surprised that there was no serious 1920 x 1080 25p option. I just assumed that it would be there amongst the output options.

Btw, I did get Adobe Premier Elements bundled together with another Adobe program I bought but I haven't used it as yet. There could be a chance that this might offer a progressive full HD option. Hmmm....looks like I'm going to have to re-upload just about all my videos.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2017, 07:47 by dragonblade »

« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2017, 09:52 »
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Interlaced is extremely outdated. There is no need for it.

If you don't want to purchase other software I'm sure there are many free options:

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/the-best-free-video-editor-1330136

After all, 1080p is the biggest standard.

« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2017, 18:09 »
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Interlaced is extremely outdated. There is no need for it.


Unless your'e going to Bluray. 50i is one of the standards supported by Bluray, as well as 24p. But yea for stock footage, I can see that I'm going to have to re-edit and re-upload my videos as progressive.

If you don't want to purchase other software I'm sure there are many free options:

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/the-best-free-video-editor-1330136


Thanks for the link. I'm currently scrolling though the list. I haven't used Lightworks but I thought I recall reading some years ago that the maximum resolution that software could output is 1280 x 720p. Is that still the case or does it support 1920 x 1080 as well these days?

« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2017, 18:54 »
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I would however recommend using After Effects if you're aiming to do stock footage as more than a small part-time hobby.

« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2017, 04:48 »
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FYI, there is a free and very capable version of Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve! https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/compare

« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2017, 17:31 »
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Anything wrong with Adobe Premier Elements?

« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2017, 17:34 »
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based on what I am reading on google searches, people are claiming that broadcasters are still broadcasting in interlace video.

« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2017, 02:32 »
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Don't confuse broadcasting with capturing.


 

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