SONY NEX F3 & MP4 Video Recording
Hi Guys! I need help regarding video recording in my new Sony NEX F3 camera. I'm thankful that the F3 has the feature to record video in MP4 format which serves my purpose ,YouTube videos, (1440 x 1820 = 30fps ). My question..Is this MP4 format interlaced or progressive. I try to look at the manual but it's not mentioned. I just want to know if it's INTERLACED or PROGRESSIVE, so that i can choose the right project settings in SONY VEGAS 12 Pro.
By the way, which of the presets below in SONY VEGAS will I choose..
HDV 1080-60i (1440x1080, 29.970 fps)
HDV 1080-50i (1440x1080, 25.000 fps)
HDV 1080-24p (1440x1080, 23.976 fps)
F3 HDV Specs: HDV 1080i (1,440 x 1,080 rectangular pixels), 29.97 fps, 12 Mbps, HD recording (25 fps in European versions).
If your F3 does not have the 25p option in 1440 x 1920 then it means your camera is NTSC.
Can i ask why you must shoot in 1440 x 1920? Is there a reason that you prefer this format? Not only are you loosing quality in the bitrate but your making yourself have to jump through hoops in post regarding editing and timeline presets. It also really depends on what type of videos you are shooting. Sports or fast action vs. Film like.
I would suggest using 1920 x 1080 50i or 25p.
To answer your original question 1440 x 1920 is Interlaced.