I know it's not a technique that's used all the time, but I think it would be nice to have one or two "go-to" methods for getting smooth slow-mo out of our A1's.
Me personally, I'll be doing 99% of my shooting in 24f so I'd like my slow-mo footage to match up to my other 24f footage and be as smooth as possbile. I'm not a fan of choppy slow-mo footage (see the first Matt Damon pickpocket scene in Ocean's 11 for an example). So do I need to shoot in 60i and then deinterlace in Vegas?
Post your own preferred method so others can try them out and see what works best for them. Please state your settings and which NLE you're using. Thanks.
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12-27-2006 06:53 PM
60i, slow down 60% (to 40% speed), deinterlace, make into 720p project.
That way you're basically getting 60p 720p."You'd better cure all those personal problems that might be holding back something you want to say." -John Cassavetes
12-28-2006 04:49 PM
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If you are using Vegas, the main thing is to shoot 60i. The slo-mo in Vegas is excellent, and you can stretch the clips out to quite extreme settings if you need to, without the motion becoming jerky. Usually you do not need to deinterlace the clips as a separate step, just CTRL-drag the clip end on the timeline or right-click, select Properties and then key in a playback speed.
I find I get the best results from selecting Interpolate Fields as the Deinterlace method (under Project Settings), but sometimes it is worth trying the other method as well.