Damien, as I understand it


Damien, as I understand it there are cameras such as apparently yours, and a Samsung model and others, that do this pseudo progressive “look” thingy. While I am not knowledgeable enough of the existing software options for quality enhanced super slow motion production, I do know that it is often recommended to record footage at a higher rate shutter speed before treating with ultra slow motion effects.

In a simplified terms (and I’m certainly NOT a genius for writing the engineer-level deep technological stuff) yes, it could be said that de-interlacing essentially creates “progressive” footage. I also know there’s more to it than that, but like I said … beyond my pay scale/knowledge πŸ™‚

If it were me, given your choices, I’d shoot everything interlaced (since that’s looking smoother to you when slowed down), do the de-interlacing if it seems to help, and the stuff I want to super slo-mo I’d shoot at whatever the fastest shutter speed your cameras offer. I’m not intimately familiar with either of your models, or Sony in general. Sorry.

Of course that (faster shutter speeds) might introduce other “issues” due to available light, etc. I hope some of the higher level tech heads here will respond and help get you the answers using your currently available units to acquire the smoothness you want in your super slow motion work.

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