I own a Canon Vixia HF200. I’m trying to make my short film, and I’m setting my frame rate to 24p (other options include 30p and 60i). Yet when I’m looking at the stuff I shot on my computer, there happens to be a lot of frequent combing. Other people told me that it’s because my camera is too jerky (I’m shooting handheld) and/or the things that I’m shooting are moving too fast for the camera.
How can I remove this combing? Is there any software that does this? And what are the tips of the trade when you are shooting in 24p?
Much help would be obliged.
Are you in an NTSC region?
This combing could be due to the 3:2 standard pulldown when converting the video. There is an article on this effect here . Although it is also a review for several HD cameras, about 1/5 of the way down the page there is a very good graphical representation explaining the difference between the standard 3:2 pulldown and an advanced cadence. Give it a read, hope it helps.
As for software, I do not know personally if there is anything to remedy this, but I’m sure that a google search would return some forums on this problem, as it seems like a pretty standard one. I hope someone else on here has some better insight.
I know on my Panasonic HVX-200 camera, there is a Native option for each setting (24pN) which eliminates the 3:2 pull down problem mentioned above. That way, it’s ONLY capturing 24 frames per second instead of doing the pull down, which is technically more frames. I would check your camera settings to see if it has a Native mode and try shooting with that.
That Canon doesn’t shoot in a “true” 24p if memory serves… it is just faking it and needs a lengthy and complicated pull-down process completed during post.
see this for more info Canon 24p pulldown
If it’s avchd, it may be 60i with 24p pulldown, my gh1 does that, I use Neoscene
I’m in a NTSC region. And I just continued searching around the net, and yes my Canon doesn’t shoot in “true” 24p. And it is AVCHD. I’ll try to check out this Neoscene. Once again, thanks!
Ira: with Premiere CS5 you don’t need neoscene it should do the pulldown in premiere
Unfortunately, Sony Vegas Pro is the only editing software available to me at the moment. I’ll try to get Premiere CS5, but it won’t be soon….
Ira: well double check before paying for neoscene, newer versions of vegas may do the pulldown for you