Progressive to interlaced

marmoset79 wrote on 1/15/2016, 10:15 PM
I filmed a short progressive video this evening, to see if I could burn it to dvd. The video was 29.97fps progressive. I have noticed in DVD architech pro that in project properties it gives an option of progressive but it is defaulted to no, and I cannot change it to yes. I burned the dvd, and it played fine on my dvd player. When I checked the properties of the DVD with MediaInfo the video was now interlaced. So I guess I can assume this is the procedure that DVD architect uses to burn Progressive video to DVD, and I won't experience any technical issues with burning progressive onto dvd in the future. Also, I am using the version of DVD architech Pro that was bundled with Sony Vegas, and not the stand alone copy.


musicvid10 wrote on 1/15/2016, 11:04 PM
Umm, it's the DVD standard, not anything to do with Architect.
marmoset79 wrote on 1/16/2016, 4:21 AM
Ok thanks for your reply. So I am definitely not going to have any problems with the interlacing.
musicvid10 wrote on 1/16/2016, 8:17 AM
29.97 NTSC DVD video is interlaced.
MikeLV wrote on 8/17/2016, 3:00 PM
So if I'm going to be importing 704x480 progressive m2v files into DVD-A, then I don't need to worry about the Progessive: No that's grayed out in the Project Properties? Just proceed as normal?
Chienworks wrote on 8/17/2016, 6:33 PM
In general, progressive video changed to interlace normally works pretty well. Consider that any time you put a still image into an interlaced video project you're essentially doing the same thing, and that always works fine.
PeterDuke wrote on 8/17/2016, 7:49 PM
If you shot in progressive mode in all probability your video is High definition. DVDs are standard definition.

In general rendering to a lower resolution in Vegas works quite well but to get the absolute best possible result using other software has been the topic of thousands of posts in dozens of forums ever since HD first came out. I suggest you give Vegus a try and see if the result is comparable to other SD video you may have such as broadcast TV or DVDs. Naturally SD won't look as sharp as HD.

If you get Moire patterns (some clothing material is bad for this), try a modest amount of blurring before reducing the resolution and add slight sharpening afterwards.