I was just in a situation where the offline edit was being onlined mid edit so that effects work could be done (the effect house was working in 24fps, while i was at 29.97). Usually i know this is not a big deal, except every single clip had a wacky speed change, and the entire spot was cut to a specific rhythm which matches the audio.
So my question is: What are the self imposed limitations that editors must use when offlining with ntsc footage that will return to 24fps? what are the possible speed changes - whole even numbers only? simple transitions?
just finished a spot that was shot 24p hd, offlined at 29.97. the flame artist (though this may not be the best way) converts by hand the ntsc list to 24p with handles. then eye matches. depending on which of the the 3:2 pulldown the timecode was recorded might mean the 24p edl would be a frame off here and there. this wasn't the most efficient way, and i believe they got an edl translation program because of it. but in the end, it worked out. just had to make sure the offline matched. he had to upres the offline into hd world to do this. as far as speed changes in the hd world, hasn't come up yet. but i would imagine speed settings between offline and online would not match.