What is Interlaced and Progressive in Video Recording?

Q: What is Interlaced and Progressive in Video  Recording?

A: When shooting video you will see options of HD 1080i and HD 1080p, depending what resolution your filming in. The i and p is crucial to look out for as they both can give the video a totally different look.

i is for interlaced, which looks more digital and real life video, mostly used for live broadcasting, news and reality TV.

P is for progressive, which gives the video more of a film look, mostly used in short films, commercials and drama pieces.