I'm currently having various interlacing problems. It first occured last week when some footage from a different ripped DVD appeared to be extremely skewed. I managed to resolve this by following an online guide and using PGPulldown. However, I have since noticed that my other footage also contains an interlacing problem, it's just far more subtle.
The problem that I have is that I do not understand interlacing. I have no idea what using PGpulldown actually did or why it helped. I have tried many online guides, but they virtually all refer to interlacing problems as being a result of editing camcorder footage, not editing official DVDs. I think interlacing relates to issues regarding the fps, which I also have trouble understanding. I am currently converting all my footage to 23.976 fps but I do not know why and when I have enquired about this on this forum I have not yet recieved an explanation. Finally, I think my problem may be conected to the role of NTSC/PAL in the conversion process. Once again I have followed Boon's guide and Captain Khajiit's guide's to the letter, and while these have been very useful and helped me overcome certain problems when they arise, they have not helped me understand what those problems were or why they arose in the first place.
I have read through a great many online guides on these subjects, but to date none have really helped me understand what these settings do, and very few directly relate to fanediting as opposed to home-movie editing. I have read all the guides on this site, but am still lost. Naturally, the Sony Vegas tutorial was even less helpful! Thus I come here asking if anybody knows of any guides that helped them with the following two issues:
1. Interlacing. Why is my footage interlacing. What is the cause of it. What is the best way to deal with it. How does this relate to: fps, NTSC/PAL, region, and/or screen resolution. Why don't the de-interlacing settings on Sony Vegas have any effect (blend or interpolate fields) and what is the difference between them.
2. Why am I converting all my fps to 23.976, as suggested in Boon's guide. Why not 25 or 30 as are the standard settings.
Any advice or help would be wonderful