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Posted: Tue, 6th May 2008, 7:02pm

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Regor Hammer

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Hi,

When you start a project it asks you scan method such as 'interlaced (even), interlaced (odd), progressive etc. What does all this mean and what are the implications?

Thanks doh
Posted: Tue, 6th May 2008, 8:21pm

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D3L3T10N

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Interlaced means that the images on the screen are presented one half of the image at a time. Video is made up of horizontal lines. Half the lines are shown, then the other half are shown, but way too fast for the eye to tell.
Progressive means that the entire image is shown at once. This is the better option generally.

The setting you want to use, though, all depends on your camera. You camera will film in either interlaced or progressive, and that is the setting you will want to use with whichever FXhome product you own.
Posted: Tue, 6th May 2008, 8:35pm

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Regor Hammer

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Cool thanks