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  • SD to HDV Conversion

    Hi everyone
    After the fiasco of the HDV to SD artifacts and the briliant solution from Mark Stuart from Aberdeen it set me going on my other holy grail, conversion from SD to HDV as I have too many to count SD tapes, most of which cannot be easily if ever reproduced, so
    The quest started and this is the result and it is good
    Add resize filter
    Settings in this order
    Aspect Ratio "Disabled"
    New Size "1440 x 1080"
    Filter Mode "Lanczos3"
    Interlaced "Selected"
    Framing Options "Do not letterbox or crop"
    Codec Friendly "Do not adjust"
    click OK
    Select Cropping
    SET Y1 and Y2 to "70" sets 16x9
    Select "Chroma Filter" Have not found any differenc in any of te settings but it give a nice warm feeling
    set to "4:2:0"
    Select "Video" from the menu
    Select "Compression" and then CanopusHQ
    Click OK and the select "File <> Save as AVI"
    Select the location and file name and it is pretty good
    Remember when bringing into Edius to select Properties and make sure "Bottom Field first " is selected for the file or it will be jittery
    What has had me chasing this is that a number of local programs on commercial TV in Adelaide, "Out of the Blue" is one of them I am told is filmed on a Canon XL2 in SD and it is almost impossible to tell the difference with HD
    One of the reasons seems to be the difficulty in editing HD and I was told there are hardware units that will convert to HD
    Recently Digital Juicer had a half price sale RED GIANT Instant HD, BUT it is a plug in for Premier and FCP only and not Edius so I just thought seeing VirtualDub and VFAPI had been so successful in downconverting why wount it do an upconvert.
    I had tried this in Edius but was not impressed, but the results in VD are extremely encouraging
    The site for VirtualDub is here
    Hope it helps some of you as well
    Regards Barry
    Win 10HP, EDIUS WG9.4, HD Spark, Boris RED 5, VMW6, Authorworks 6, Bluff Titler, VisTitler 2.8, NEAT 3/4, Mercalli 2/4, Vitascene, Izotope RX6 Plugin, NewBlue, Trend Micro AV
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    Great post, should be a sticky. I'll copy it to my hard drive. Interesting to see VirtualDub becoming popular in work flows. I've used it with the DeShaker filter to steady jittery footage. It's the best shake eliminator I've ever seen, and highly controlable. No need for the image to be zoomed in. Deshaker will fill in exposed edges with data from good images. Wonder if it will work with HD. Probably not unless it's updated.
    Fred D
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      Does this mean it is absolutely necessary to get back into Edius for HD output. is it not possible to simply convert SD to HD using one of the converters such as MPEG Streamclip?
      Edius Pro V3. P4 3GHz, 1gig RAM, Xplode4, PhotoAlbum, Imaginate 2