I have a Sony Alpha A5000 camera, and it has quite limited video recording options. In AVCHD format, there are basically two options: 50i and 25p. I do know the basic difference between these two scan types, interlaced and progressive.
Here comes the main confusion. When I transfer the files from my camera to my desktop, and view the details in Mediainfo, both of them show
Frame rate: 25.00 Scan type: Interlaced
However, the 50i video file shows Scan type, store method: Separated fields, whereas 25p video shows Scan type, store method: Interleaved fields.
The question here is that how these file outputs are different? Is one preferred over the another? Any help is appreciated!
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