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Adam Berch
Convert DSLR Clips from 30 FPS to 24 FPS in Compressor 4
on Oct 2, 2015 at 5:31:29 pm

Hi,

How can I convert DSLR Clips that are shot 30 FPS into 24 FPS? I know I can use MPEG StreamClip, but how would I do it in Compressor 4?

Thanks


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Noah Kadner
Re: Convert DSLR Clips from 30 FPS to 24 FPS in Compressor 4
on Oct 2, 2015 at 5:47:41 pm

Why not just rate conform in FCPX?

Noah

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Adam Berch
Re: Convert DSLR Clips from 30 FPS to 24 FPS in Compressor 4
on Oct 2, 2015 at 5:53:00 pm

So what you're saying is that I have 2 cameras 1 was shot with 30 FPS and the other 24 FPS I can make them both 24 FPS with Rate Conform in FCP X? How would I do this? Can I do it as I import it or after?

Thanks



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Noah Kadner
Re: Convert DSLR Clips from 30 FPS to 24 FPS in Compressor 4
on Oct 2, 2015 at 6:42:33 pm

Just place them into a 24p project. It's all done in real-time. No need to lose a generation:

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH12648?locale=en_US

Noah

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Bret Williams
Re: Convert DSLR Clips from 30 FPS to 24 FPS in Compressor 4
on Oct 2, 2015 at 8:18:42 pm

Why have I never seen nor heard of this? Have we always had this? This is amazingly cool.


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Convert DSLR Clips from 30 FPS to 24 FPS in Compressor 4
on Oct 2, 2015 at 10:08:58 pm

The existence of the conform control was a new one on me as well.... I guess it's been too long since I actually read the FCPX user guide.

Meanwhile, to save Adam creating yet another thread about what, I assume, is essentially the same multi-framerate question, FCPX doesn't really care much about what combination of footage you're dropping into the timeline. That's not to say there aren't ever issues, but they are few and far between.

Did something specific go wrong when you imported all the footage, tried to make your multiclip, etc? I just figure we'll be able to help better if you let us know what exactly went wrong when you combined the 30 & 24fps footage.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
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Bret Williams
Re: Convert DSLR Clips from 30 FPS to 24 FPS in Compressor 4
on Oct 2, 2015 at 10:18:34 pm

Well it often depends on the footage, but generally 30p in a 24p looks like odd. Not because of anything X is doing, but because of the framerate mismatch. If you have a pan, or even just pay attention to the details of movement, it looks choppy, because even though any nle can take it in, it has to drop a frame every few frames to keep the timing. Ditto if you put 24p in a 30. Sure it plays fine and doesn't hamper things, but it just looks bad on movement having to duplicate every 4th frame. So I'm excited about this conform panel I've never seen, because, like many others, if I just have a shot to add that is a mismatch, I generally don't worry about it if it looks acceptable. I'd rather use the original source than run it through compressor. But now I'll play with it with optical flow. I just gave the 4 options a whirl and flow was the best. Frame blend was nearly as good, but you could see it sometimes. The first two were just dropping frames.


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Convert DSLR Clips from 30 FPS to 24 FPS in Compressor 4
on Oct 2, 2015 at 11:20:49 pm

I'm based in a 25p country so I don't quite have the same conform issues that some other editors do, but I do deal with a lot of U.S. originated footage so I'm constantly shoving 30p into a 25p timeline.

I'd say the result is fine 90% of the time (or maybe I'm just not all that fussy - not sure) so I'm very happy to learn of this new conform option as now I might be able to deal with that last 10% inside FCPX.

Gotta love any day when I learn something cool and useful.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
http://www.southerncreative.com.au | G+: http://gplus.to/jeffkirkland | Twitter: @jeffkirkland


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