So here's the thing.
Clip is clear as can be on one timeline. Mini DV .avi.
I drag it onto the TL where I'm editing and it looks very bad,---totally soft and blurry.
Pretty much unusable.
Any thoughts appreciated.
Would definitely go with pan/crop. You might lose 6 pixels, but chances are those pixels were empty of any meaningful image anyway. The important thing with interlaced DV is to map the vertical lines from the input to match the output, thereby avoiding any interlace resizing problems.
No, none of that,
I don't know what's going on.
HD footage renders fine as always.
Haven't worked with SD footage for several years, so maybe I've forgotten something in the process.
No sense getting old if you don't get stupid.
They just go together so well, don't they?
>I recently had some customer supplied footage at 720x486. What do you find is the best way to resize it to 720x480? I used pan crop on each event.]
I would be really careful about that. The footage is likely interlaced and the interlace pattern is the most important thing. I would check movement and see if the interlace comb is on the proper odd and even lines. If it is, then you can just crop the extra six lines wherever it looks best. If the interlace is messed up... well, good luck fixing that.