My project is DV PAL CCIR 601 Anamorphic 25fps 720×576.
I have checked that the field dominance is set to LOWER (even) on both the source material and sequence settings. As I understand it, working in interlaced I should see something like this on my computer monitor, but that this should not be replicated on DVD. In my case what you see in my screen capture is how my video looks on DVD.
The footage was captured from the camera with the DV PAL Anamorphic setting.
I used send to compressor and did my mpeg 2 conversion there (Best quality 90 mins), again making sure the field dominance is correct (bottom in the case of compressor). Yet I still get this interlacing when watching back on a DVD player on a TV.
I even tried changing the settings on the source material from odd then back to lower again to see it really was in lower, no change. I’ve read loads of posts on here but I just can’t understand why this is happening. All the settings check out, what am I missing?
[Francis Hughes]“, but that this should not be replicated on DVD. In my case what you see in my screen capture is how my video looks on DVD.”
If you play the DVD in a computer you will get the same.
The problem is if you are getting that in an interlaced TV set.
I tried exporting out an mpeg 2 90min best quality and changing the field to upper in compressor and that actually made it worse!
Completely lost now. I’m going to go back to the source footage tomorrow and import again and see what is going on.
Could some one tell me, if the tapes were captured using ‘Non controllable device’ (I had a lot of broken time code) would I have any problems using the ‘Batch Capture’ option if you right click on the source in the browser?
You are only giving us half the picture (sorry, couldn’t help myself) You have the sequence setting in the pic, but what we need to see along with this is your clip settings and your RT playback menu. We can then help diagnose your issues.
BTW. DVD best quality/ fastest settings or any other preset in compressor are just starting points for encoding to various formats. You invariably will have to tweak settings in order to massage the video till you get an optimal image. Do the presets look good? Most of the time. Can you do better? Always
I would like to see your clip settings from the browser and your RT menu.