We are working on a project that was shoot on Red Epic camera, (beautifully camera).
We are editing in FCP 7, so transcode all to ProRes via redcine x and redrocket cards.
The project frame rate is 23.976fps, and some clips has shoot in high speed (72Frams), but.. haha
Now client like to explore the possibility to also have this footage in regular speed.
That been said my editor natural instinct was to speed it up with FCP, but I'm not sure if this is the best way to do it and obtain the best quality.
I explore Redcine X pro 22 (I'm not an expert on Red) and can't find any option to speed up, also try cinema tools but also can't fine how to do it.
If some one can point me into the right direction will be very appreciated,
We only have the Red-rocket cards until this friday so any prompt respond will be great.
You can't do any frame speed manipulation in RCX, that is should be done in post software. Because it was shot at 72 (a variable of 24) it should be fairly simple to get back into 24fps in FCP.
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It will never look like regular 24FPS. You have captured 72FPS at a specific shutter angle. You can get it back to 24 only by removing frames. You might want to use FCP X, or Shake's optical flow feature to do the conversion.
The problem is that you are in a 24 frame time base. This means that the only way to get to 24 from 72 is to remove frames. How do you do that and still make the picture look "natural" .
Maybe aftereffects could be a solution as well, but it's never going to look "normal" and it would be difficult to synchronize audio as well.