Fake Frame Mode
Posted 02 June 2005 - 11:59 AM
I am using a panasonic camera with a fake progressive mode and cinematic gamma called "Pro Cinema Function". This is the best I can get right know.
1.) Should I use the mode?
2.) What are the specific drawbacks?
Posted 02 June 2005 - 12:25 PM
The only possible problem with fake progressive-scan can be a conversion to other formats, like NTSC-to-PAL or a transfer to 24 fps film. Maybe some visual efx compositing issues too. Possible motion artifact problems with webcasting or progressive-scan viewers, etc. Just depends on what it is faking (24P, 25P, or 30P) and what frame rate the system you are viewing it on is.
But for your own viewing or broadcasting on whatever interlaced-scan TV system is that the camera is designed for (NTSC, PAL, SECAM, etc.), if you like the look, then go ahead.
Posted 02 June 2005 - 12:30 PM
Posted 02 June 2005 - 09:49 PM
I use frames mode quite a bit on my JVC but then, I only do DVD how-to videos at this point. I'm working on a documentary of writer George MacDonald now but its mostly being done in Flash, panning around on old photos ala ken Burns. This way I can keep to a hi-def frame size on the cheap.