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    To Deinterlace, or not to...
    I'm using iMovie 08 with an HD camcorder. There is an option in the size settings to deinterlace. The video I make with a lot of motion seems fine to me without deinterlacing checked.

    What are the pro's/con's to checking this box?

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    I'm assuming you are talking about exporting.

    When exporting, you create interlaced content for television sets and I believe DVDs too since the MPEG2 files are probably interlaced. If your destination is a computer then deinterlace. You'll find the picture tends to look better on a computer screen when you deinterlace.

    I've also recently read somewhere that deinterlacing can generate smaller files. I haven't tested that though.
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    check the box if you shot the video on a progressive camera or on film, otherwise if you don't know what you are doing you'll ruin the video and have to reexport it and waste time.
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