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04-19-2006, 10:30 AM
What is the right setting for fields at 1080?
Searched all over the internet and found nothing.


04-19-2006, 11:08 AM
First... a question for you... are you asking about 1080i... being interlaced video?? or 1920x1080...or ???????

So.. if your going to create an animation at this resoulution you would select HDTV 1920x1080 in your camera drop down box, then select Field Rendering and select either upper or lower. You will need to test both to see what works for your VTR and or editing machine. You will see a flicker in your video monitor if you have the fields wrong.

quick note..(i) is interlaced and (p) is progressive, being frames.

hope this helps


04-19-2006, 11:53 AM
I know your trying to be helpful but I was looking for the right setting of fields so I do not have to experiment :)

Hoping someone knows,

04-19-2006, 11:56 AM
1080i as 1080p is progressive and therefore has no fields.

Stating the obvious just in case,

04-19-2006, 11:59 AM
Oh wait I did say it in the post tittle "HD 1080i Field setting".

04-19-2006, 12:46 PM



or the HD High-End section of the creative cow forums



04-19-2006, 05:09 PM
Your the man.
Creative Cow's (which I use for Particle Illusion) HD-High End forum gave me the answer.

Thanks again,

04-20-2006, 02:54 AM
Glad to be of help.



04-20-2006, 03:58 PM
not to be an ***... but what my post was stating was, it can be upper or lower...the reason they have the option is to be compatible with your NLE or VTR. Case in point, the old PostBox needed Lower field while the FCP system takes Upper...

hence the experimentation not knowing where you are viewing your project...

sorry for the miscommunication.


FYI...Some common field orders for other formats:

640 x 480 NTSC upper field first
640 x 480i ATSC upper field first
720 x 480 DV NTSC lower field first
720 x 576 DV PAL lower field first
720 x 576 non-DV PAL upper field first
768 x 576 PAL upper field first
1920 x 1080i upper field first

04-20-2006, 04:30 PM
Luv2Anim8-thanks for the specs, I could never wrap my noggin around which field first. Good to see some actual info on the subject in black and white.

04-20-2006, 05:21 PM
I am glad you responded and sorry if I sounded like an a***.

I use:
720x480 Even/Upper
720x486 Odd/Lower
When I render NTSC animations.
I use VT and DFX and they both seem to use the exact interlace settings.
So you are right in that software differs as my settings are different than yours.

Take care,
Take care,

04-21-2006, 08:34 AM
Salute my friend :-)

It is a very complicated subject...and I spent many a year trying to figure all this stuff out... and still, it changes, it seems every day. The best part is, going from Photoshop to, lets say combustion... 720x540, then exporting at 720x486, then pulling into FCP, Combustion, AfterFX, what have you. Square, NonSquare Pixals....Fields, Frames, Anamorphic, .....24p, 29.97, 30p, 30i...ahhhhhhhhhh

I am glad you got all working....

good luck.... cause, we all need a little :-)