"Igor" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I realize that not many people have the VX2100 yet, but maybe someone
> is familiar with theoretical aspect.
> My VX2100 has a fake "progressive scan" mode where it shoots at 15fps
> non-interlaced. The manual for the camcorder states that it's the best
> method to shoot video for use as stills, when you need to pick single
> frames. All this makes sense to me.
> What is the best way to retrieve the stills from video recorded in
> progressive scan? Is it just capturing as normal and then doing frame
> grabs?(I use Premiere). Or is there a better way?
The PS mode in the VX2000 (likely unchanged in the VX2100)
is *totally* useless for shooting normal-looking motion-video.
The mode was optimized for use with Memory-Stick stills.
If used for motion-video, the image is "glittery" and jittery,
and looks very bad. In general, I dislike PS mode for motion-video
shooting, even when it is done right, at 30fps (NTSC - the Panasonic
DVX100a can do this), since the motion-smoothing advantages of
interlacing have been discarded, with little or no gain...
If you *must* capture stills from video shot this way (ugh! ;-),
you can do it by selecting frames in Premier (or other editor).
Be sure the captures are at 640x480 instead of 720x480
(NTSC), though, for correct aspect ratio. Frame-grabs can be
taken from interlaced video, though, if you select a frame with
minimal motion, and/or deinterlace it in a good photo editor...