Hi, this is my first post here.
I've done a lot of research and tests but have not find the final solution for my video editing. My history in brief: bought Sony HDR 115E (1080i50, so the videos are interlaced). Wanted to use iMovie but found out it can not work with interlaced videos... Used Kdenlive under Linux and MacOS, results were satisfactory. I use Vegas 8.0 now in Parallels for MacOS.
What I want to do:
- Copy videos to my pc, edit and make a family video. So far so good as Vegas works with MTS files very well.
- Which format should I render to? For my archive, I export to 1080i50, mpeg2.
- I don't have a blueray (or other media) player. So I have to render to such format that my dvd player recognizes. I ended up with resized 1080i50 down to 720x576i and produce mpeg2 file. As soon as I want to make .vob for the DVD, it becomes de-interlaced. But the problem is that this deinterlacing is just dropping one of the fields so I loose the smoothness of the video. So I play .mpg file but that's just a workaround.
- I can say that resized video is not crispy clear. One would expect to get even crispier picture (SD) as it is resized from HD source, right? As I said, I use 720x576i, 6 or 8 MBps. My source is 1080i50 24MBps.
- Do I do something wrong (mpeg version, picture size, anything?)
- Is there a good video editor for Mac, that edits the native MTS files (interlaced!) and exports exactly the same format?
- Is my assumption about picture quality of resized video right? How should I resize the video to (at least) keep the clearness of the source (taking into account smaller size, of course) ?
- Is there a good way to deinterlace the interlaced video and keep the smoothness? My VLC does the job pretty well when watching the files (deinterlace, linear mode).
Thank you all for help!