Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2012 10:23 AM (in response to Cristobal)
What is the final destination of this video? Where will be be shown? TV where 60i is still the broadcast standard? Then edit 60i...it'll be fine. For the web where interlaced *****? Then reverse pulldown and edit at 24p. Or does your deliverable for TV require a 24p master (mine do)...if so...reverse that pulldown.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2012 5:23 PM (in response to Shane Ross)
It won't be shown on the web, it will be burned to a regular NTSC DVD, with the unlikely possibility of Blu-ray in the future.
My real question is whether or not reversing pulldown will reduce quality at all. Because it involves decompressing video (so that the pulldown fields can be extracted), which makes me wonder if that changes the quality. If it doesn't, then I guess it doesn't matter if I edit 24p or 60i.
Anybody know if quality is affected by pulldown reversal?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2012 2:17 PM (in response to Cristobal)
Quality is not affected. Extraneous frames are removed...that is all.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2012 8:55 AM (in response to Cristobal)
Remove the pulldown and edit in 24p. That'll preserve your options for highest quality. If you edit in 60i, then all your transitions, effects, lower 3rds, titles etc. will be 60i. If you ever go to remove the pulldown after that, then you'll introduce all kinds of artifacting on those elements.
Also, you should remove the pulldown before making any edits to your footage. Once you start editing, you break the cadence, which will cause problems when removing the pulldown.