I recently shot a music video with my Canon XHA1 in HD using Canon's "24f" format. The format was NTSC. The raw footage was sent to Europe, which of course is PAL, and there have been some issues with the playback of the footage even after the conversion was made from NTSC to PAL. The editor mentioned that there were some problems with interlacing after looking at the .avi files of the footage. He said that the footage looked blurry when it was paused in places, and there were double and treble outlines of the images in some places. I always shoot the same format with the same camera, but I do everything, including editing in NTSC so I'm guessing the interlacing issue has something to do with the conversion from NTSC to PAL. Has anyone experienced similar problems, or does anyone know how to deal with it? Many thanks.
Thread: NTSC to PAL conversion problems
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03-23-2012 03:41 PM
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06-02-2012 05:48 PM
Have you solved this yet?
I think there are problems with the PAL conversion in Europe, you did shoot at SP speed? Check the variants here ..
Send them an NTSC test tape with about 5mins of A1 color bars on it at other settings. If you shoot a lot of this for Europe, suggest shooting with a PAL cam.
Last edited by Allan Black; 06-02-2012 at 05:58 PM. Reason: idea!35yrs with our own a/v production company and studios.
06-02-2012 06:34 PM
Converting from 24p to 25p is straightforward - someone at their end misinterpreted your raw Canon footage. Get them to try again.