I am opening another thread related to editing interlaced footage, based on Joseph Clark's comment:
Originally Posted by Joseph Clark
I wish the original Blu-ray 3D spec had included 1080/60i. There's no doubt in my mind that it looks better on all my displays than 1080/24p that's been converted from 60i.
I agree. Moreover, 60p (50p) full HD versions should be included as well. It's about time to do that.
Anyway, I am also projecting the shows on two passive projectors, so for me it is not a problem to show 60p full HD side-by-side.
By the way, is there any other standard which includes 60i/50i or 60p/50p full HD video (per eye) which can be played by 3D BD players or similar devices? AVCHD?
Now I have one question regarding editing 60i (50i) footage.
What should I do in Vegas editors in order to edit 60i footage and stereoscopically adjust the picture? I have tried several different approaches, but I'm always getting problems with moving objects. It seems that Sony editor does not take into account interlaced property of the clip during stereoscopic adjustment, so it mixes fields and therefore makes garbage out of the clip. I hope that I messed something and that it was my fault.
Yes, I know how to prepare interlaced footage (without deinterlacing left and right clips!) and edit it stereoscopically (including stereoscopic adjustments) in Sony Pro/MS, virtually without loosing video quality. However, such path engages VirtualDub and Avisynth scripts.