Panasonic HDX-900 - 60p converting to 24p
Posted 15 August 2008 - 03:16 PM
Just shot with the Panasonic HDX-900. I am the director on this shoot not the cinematographer. And I have VERY LITTLE HD experience so I relied on my D.P. to shoot this correctly. I wanted a filmic look. We just didn't have the budget for film.
My D.P. told me that he was going to shoot this at 60p. And that it will "look great."
It looks like ass. It's crunchier than COURT TV. What do I do??? Why the heck didn't he shoot this at 24p. Now that it's at the editor and I see what I'm working with I'm freaked out!!! Can this be fixed? I mean I shot with a three thousand dollar 24p panasonic consumer camera on 24p and the footage looked WAY better than the crap we shot last week.
The lighting is great. The composition is great. This DP is great with film. Unfortunately, the stuff we shot is soooo crispy, it looks like a used car ad on late night tv.
HELP! Is there software I can use to fix this? Can I take it into flame? Do some crummy 3-2 pulldown? Or did he just totally screw the pooch by shooting this at 60p?
Posted 17 August 2008 - 02:36 PM
First I want to say that I live in pal country and I´m not a tech wizzard.
But I´m shure you can fix this.
If it´s shoot in 60p it looks like interlaced but with better resolution, right.
If it was shoot interlace it would be simple to do a deinterlace to it, but as far as I know it´s alittle trickier
to interpolate two full frames instead of as in interlaced two fields.
Here in europe we shoot video at 50p or 25p so we don´t have to bother about the 3-2 pulldown, don´t know if this 3-2
will make it harder for you to convert 60p to 25/24p
But I know it´s been done, so just relax and
wait for someone who can explain the details.
Posted 18 August 2008 - 12:41 PM
Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:43 AM
Is there sound synched?
You can run it through FCP's frame rate converter, change it to 23.98 which would make it slow motion, but that definitely won't work with synched audio.
60p is lame.
Posted 23 August 2008 - 05:38 AM