This is a free tool which will not only remove the pulldown, but has a setting to automatically detect the cadence. This is good news since the frustrating problem with the HV20's cadence is that it's different for every shot you get. Auto-detection means that you don't have to go through every clip, one by one, to figure out which frames are AA and which are BC etc
This will work with your already captured files using either AIC or Final Cut Pro's HDV Firewire Basic setting.
- Go to "input" and select the footage you'd like to convert.
- Put checks in the boxes for: "Top field first" and "video range"
- In the "Project" tab select "Inverse Telecine" from the drop down menu. Then check "Detect Cadence Breaks" and "Output frame rate 23.976"
- In the "Output" tab, check "Progressive" and do a "Direct" output with "Photo-JPEG" as the compressor.
I don't claim to be an expert with this application and there are all kinds of other things it can do as well. It would be great if people could do their own tests with this and tell us all what seems to work best or if there's anything confusing or problematic with the above workflow
Thanks to the JES author for the program and Hal Snook for being the first one to bring it to my attention.