Good evening to everyone, I need a take. A relative of mine has to do a bunch of S-VHS (PAL) tapes captures, to then, both burn to a dvd with Encore and produce avc/hevc files to store on a hdd. He was given a Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle for the job.
On the control panel, though, the only output options appearing for standard def were either 625i50 or 625p50, but no 625p25 (of course deinterlaced by the card). I thought 50p capture from a 50i source wouldn't be optimal, so I choose 50i output. At this point I'm asking you, more experts, what to do, if to work with interlaced footage, choose 50p, or perhaps upscale the output to 720p25. I would like to avoid deinterlacing footage in post by the way, as well as dealing with combing artifacts.
Thanks in advance
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You can't use 720p on a DVD. You should keep it interlaced (50i) for the DVD, the exact process depends on what software you're planning to use for it.
I'll be sending Premiere Pro CS6' timeline to Encore. Then the encoding of mp4 files will happen in Media Encoder CC2020.
DVD is natively interlaced. You will have no problems with it unless you screw something up. And you cannot put h.264 or h.264 video on a movie DVD, only MPEG 2. The MP4 contains is not supported either.
The best procedure is to capture 25i (50i is just the new name for 25i) with a lossless codec then edit/filter/encode to MPEG 2 for DVD. Author with your choice of DVD authoring program.
By the way I'm recording tapes in huffyuv + pcm
Last edited by Tek03; 6th Nov 2020 at 12:28. Reason: typing mistake
All right then, I'll work with 50i for the DVDs and then for the MP4s, I'll just export them in progressive and media encoder will hopefully deinterlace them properly.
Thank you all for the answers.
@Tek03, DVD CAN be progressive, but it should only be set that way if the original source was that way. In your instance, you have a (S)VHS source, which is ALWAYS interlaced (although it could be from a telecined film, and using IVTC would be the only proper way to make that progressive again). Jagabo has you on the right path.