I have had my old super8 films converted to .avi. the company used a machine that scans each individual frame. I specifically asked for the .avi videos to be in progressive format as I am going to edit them.
Well two of my utilities and Power Director 8 show the videos as interlaced. Yet the company says they processed the video using Sony software and that it shows the videos as progressive. Well I downloaded a trial of Sony Vegas and yes it does show them as progressive.
When I step through the videos frame by frame I do not see any comb effect.
With two utilities and my editing program showing the videos as interlaced and Sony showing them as progressive it is very confusing.
My question is, is there a way to say one way or the other if they are progressive as I do not want to get to the end of my editing project to find that they are indeed interlaced and all of the problems that can entail?
Sony screen grab.
Media info utility screen grab
GSpot utility screen grab.
PowerDirector8 screen grab.