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« on: October 11, 2009, 08:20 »
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By browsing the video forums it looks there is not clear answer to this: either shooting interlaced or progressive. Some  argue that progressive is becoming  more and more popular. What is your take on that? Do you shoot interlaced,progressive or both?
You can vote on my blog's poll as well: http://microstockexperiment.blogspot.com/

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« Last Edit: October 11, 2009, 09:15 by ldambies »


vonkara

« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 19:53 »
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If you want to make the world a better place, please shoot progressive. If I have to choose between 720p and 1080i i choose 720p  :) .

Also I hope that point and shoot massively achieve 720p or 1080p. I'm exhausted at the Youtube kind of video filmed in something looking like 8 squares changing colors. Another also, 30 frames second should be used all the time. If not more. It's no fun when a video is 70% blurry cause of low frames/sec, and... not artistic at all IMO.

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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 02:32 »
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Does anyone one if the Canon EOS 5D Mark II shoots interlaced or progressive?

I looked in the manual but couldn't find the information.

Thanks,
Robert

« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009, 03:02 »
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Shouldn't this depend on the camera?  I am not an expert but I did read a lot and I was convinced that stills cameras like the 5DMKII should use progressive but my HV30 uses tape and should be interlaced.  I have had no problems selling interlaced from the HV30.

« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009, 04:39 »
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Yes I agree Sharpshot, my problem is that I have to choice  to record either progressive or interlaced with my camcorder (Canon HF200)...

vonkara

« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009, 12:48 »
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Interlaced is made to imitate a 1080 resolution. It show 2 half images instead of one complete image like progressive does. It's the same as selecting a higher compression quality setting. Kind of selecting 8 instead of 12 when saving using photoshop.

It will still sell though, as most of the videos bought on microstock are made for web uses.

« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2009, 19:51 »
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Does anyone one if the Canon EOS 5D Mark II shoots interlaced or progressive?

I looked in the manual but couldn't find the information.

Thanks,
Robert


1080p, progressive.

You can read more detailed specifications about this camera here: http://www.usa.canon.com/uploadedimages/FCK/Image/White%20Papers/EOS%2050D%20and%205D%20Mark%20II%20WP2.pdf

Claude


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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 15:13 »
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I prefer progressiv. It`s much easier to convert later to interlaced (if necessary) as vice versa.

jbarber873

« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2010, 15:24 »
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  When I started shooting video, with the canon hv30, i sent some files up to istock as interlaced, and they told me to re- make them as progressive. After that, everyone accepts the progressive with no problem, and I've had lots of sales. I just started shooting with the rebel t2i, which is progressive. The images are all sent up as progressive. As AD tom says, you can always convert the files.
Just to throw this in, Pond5 is my best channel, with Istock a distant second ( mostly due to the glacial pace of review). Fotolia is not worth the bandwidth.

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2010, 16:23 »
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I'm not doing video but... wasn't "interlaced" just a trick to increase apparent resolution in slow scenes on old CRT screens and analogue TV broadcasting with limited bandwidth?

now, with LCD screens which are inherently "progressive", the future should be "progressive"

or not?

« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2010, 03:28 »
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 Hi MicrostockExpert,

 I shoot Progressive at 1080i. I see the future is just about converted to 1080i and your footage will have a larger audience. They can always go down to 720 from 1080 but not the other way. Hope this helps.

Best,
Jonathan

RT


« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2010, 03:58 »
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I shoot Progressive at 1080i.

Ever tried shooting Interlaced at 1080p  :D

FYI:
1080i is Interlaced
1080p is Progressive.

@ the OP, I'd say shoot at the highest quality setting your camera allows which from your latest post would be 1080p.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2010, 04:06 by RT »

« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2010, 07:33 »
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I can shoot 1080 25p in a 50i wrapper.  is that good enough or should i have it at 25p.

« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2010, 14:28 »
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  When I started shooting video, with the canon hv30, i sent some files up to istock as interlaced, and they told me to re- make them as progressive. After that, everyone accepts the progressive with no problem, and I've had lots of sales. I just started shooting with the rebel t2i, which is progressive. The images are all sent up as progressive. As AD tom says, you can always convert the files.
Just to throw this in, Pond5 is my best channel, with Istock a distant second ( mostly due to the glacial pace of review). Fotolia is not worth the bandwidth.
Strange, I'm sure the HV30 uses interlaced.  My clips from it are all interlaced and were accepted by istock and have sold with no problems.  No site has ever told me to convert them to progressive.  I have read in forums not to use progressive with an interlaced camera, as it isn't true progressive.  Interlaced doesn't seem to put buyers off.

jbarber873

« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2010, 15:19 »
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  When I started shooting video, with the canon hv30, i sent some files up to istock as interlaced, and they told me to re- make them as progressive. After that, everyone accepts the progressive with no problem, and I've had lots of sales. I just started shooting with the rebel t2i, which is progressive. The images are all sent up as progressive. As AD tom says, you can always convert the files.
Just to throw this in, Pond5 is my best channel, with Istock a distant second ( mostly due to the glacial pace of review). Fotolia is not worth the bandwidth.
Strange, I'm sure the HV30 uses interlaced.  My clips from it are all interlaced and were accepted by istock and have sold with no problems.  No site has ever told me to convert them to progressive.  I have read in forums not to use progressive with an interlaced camera, as it isn't true progressive.  Interlaced doesn't seem to put buyers off.

That's the problem i've had with Istock all along. They tell me conflicting things and one reviewer contradicts another one. When i submitted interlaced, they told me to switch to progressive. I thought interlaced made more sense, because it is an interlaced camera. They have also rejected files as being " computer animations" when in fact they were shot in my studio. It's pure chance as to whether something gets approved there or not and what the rejections are for. All you can do is laugh, because they seem to be so manic/ depressive there. they all need to take their meds.

« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2010, 12:59 »
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^^^I have given up on istock, now they will be cutting my footage commissions in January.  Pond5 have been so much better and pay 50%.  Luckily istock aren't as strong in the footage market as they are with stills.

jbarber873

« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2010, 21:34 »
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^^^I have given up on istock, now they will be cutting my footage commissions in January.  Pond5 have been so much better and pay 50%.  Luckily istock aren't as strong in the footage market as they are with stills.
 

Yeah, you're right about that. Pond5 is my best earner for footage. It's almost not worth placing footage anywhere else, especially with the weird almost steam powered upload procedures at istock.

rinderart

« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2010, 14:32 »
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I shoot Both P & i 1080 but save as Photo/jpeg on progressive and Motion/Jpg for Interlaced. No problem on very large monitors. Looks great.


 

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