VMS16: Rendering 1920x1080p30 mp4 source files (from a mobile phone) to 1920x1080i29.97 (for Blu-Ray) always triggers the (Smart) Resampling and produces ugly blended fields, only because the source file is not exactly 29.97fps but slightly off, say 30.007fps or 29.884 for example. So far that's by design it seems which I understand.
However, even disabling the Resampling does not help to prevent the field blending. The only way I found which seems to solve the issue is to set the rendering quality to Preview or Draft. The higher quality settings produce blended fields even though the (smart) resampling is disabled. I think this is a bug.
Secondly, I found the rendering process behaves different when the Resampling is disabled via the Switch or via the Preferences menu. Confused ...…..