Originally Posted by bowmah
That is a good point. I have not been able to track down any specifics yet. All the "wow" videos from Vimeo are the raw MTS files. It would be great if someone could upload an MP4 that has been post processed that is going from 60p to 30p. Or someone get that 60p to 60i? Not even sure if that is possible or can the camera do this on the fly during export?
I have some clips up on YouTube that speak to this. I am lucky enough to have Sony Vegas Pro 9 which handles 1080p/60 editing without fuss. The difficulty with 1080p/60 material is not so much the editing, because there are at least a FEW options. Rather, the difficulty is that there is no content delivery method. By that I mean there is no hardware-independent method of getting native footage to your audience. Blu-ray specs do not include 1080p/60 or even 1080p/30 at 28Mbps.
So, what if you want to share your footage with people? Well, currently the two best options for web delivery are YouTube and Vimeo. Vimeo resamples every upload, native or not, to 24 FPS. The step from 60p to 24p or even 30p to 24p is suboptimal in my opinion, therefore I have started using YouTube which encodes to 30p, and if you submit a file that is already in that framerate, no resampling is done! Vimeo resamples even if you submit a 24p file.
Anyway, here is my workflow for the samples you see on YouTube:
1. Import raw MTS files from memory card to PC
2. Open native MTS files in Sony Vegas Pro 9.0e
3. Disable resample and motion blur in Sony Vegas project settings
4. Perform any editing tasks
5. Export to 1080p/30 using Main Concept codec at 14Mbps (mp4 file)
6. Upload to YouTube
I uploaded two examples, one at 1080p/60 and let YouTube resample to 1080p/30 - this conversion was good, but not as good as when I uploaded a 1080p/30 file that underwent no framerate resample at YouTube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmBcGfj18bohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9EVR_Yek2A