3:2 pulldown film or video?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by LaMarcus, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. LaMarcus

    LaMarcus Screenwriter

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    How can you tell if the DVD you are watching is video or film based so that you can set the prog dvd player to the correct setting for 3:2 pulldown?
     
  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Try recording a small portion using your VCR. Then, playing the tape, single step and you can see the 3-2-3-2 repeat pattern if it is a 24 fps film source.
    I think the 3-2 pulldown pattern can be seen despite the Macrovision copy inhibitor in the video signal.
    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
  3. Andrew_Ballew

    Andrew_Ballew Second Unit

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