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Shooting HD For PAL

Published : 21st September 2003

I'm shooting a small project this week on HD, 24fps, 180 shutter, 1/48 th second...."film look". The source tapes are to be downconverted to PAL and sent to Europe for editing. I was very pleased with this set up the last time I shot HD and converted to 3/2 pulldown other than the fact that before the pull down conversion I found the material a bit "strobey" in areas with a great deal of white or in quick pans.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Question : Is there anything I should do differently in camera set up or frame rate considering that the material will be converted to PAL?

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Joe Murray

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">>Is there anything I should do differently in camera set up or frame rate >considering that the material will be converted to PAL?

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Why don't you shoot 25P?

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Makes live a lot easier, cheaper and you won't see a defence of the LOOK...

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style="margin-top:0;">+++ Florian Rettich Medientechnik +++


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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Sure... Don't Pan so Fast.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">B. Sean Fairburn

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">>Question : Is there anything I should do differently in camera set up or >frame rate considering that the material will be converted to PAL?

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">There is no 3/2 pulldown in PAL downconversion, because the downconversion is frame-accurate. the HDCAM deck will run at 25fps when downconverting.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Concerning the stroboscope effects, you need to do your proper tests with pan speed and shutter speed. You can go down to 1/32 or 1/24.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">For little pan and object movement, 1/48 is better, but for fast pan, sometimes 1/32 or 1/24 behave better. As this depends on the pixel/image detail relationship, it really depends on the case.

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style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;">Matthias Buercher

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