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Shooting HD For PAL

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.

 

Question : Is there anything I should do differently in camera set up or frame rate considering that the material will be converted to PAL?

 

Joe Murray

DGA/IA600

 


 

>Is there anything I should do differently in camera set up or frame rate >considering that the material will be converted to PAL?

 

Why don't you shoot 25P?

 

Makes live a lot easier, cheaper and you won't see a defence of the LOOK...

 

+++ Florian Rettich Medientechnik +++


  

Sure... Don't Pan so Fast.

 

B. Sean Fairburn

HD DP LA

 


 

>Question : Is there anything I should do differently in camera set up or >frame rate considering that the material will be converted to PAL?

 

There is no 3/2 pulldown in PAL downconversion, because the downconversion is frame-accurate. the HDCAM deck will run at 25fps when downconverting.

 

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.

 

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.

  

Matthias Buercher

http://www.belle-nuit.com

 


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