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Sam Lee
29.97p to 25p frame rate conversion - any better solutions out there to minimize the visible dropped frames?
on Dec 23, 2016 at 4:55:04 pm
Last Edited By Sam Lee on Dec 23, 2016 at 4:55:26 pm

I'm editing content all shot in 29.97pN but have to deliver this in 1080-25p for oversea broadcasters. I noticed when I put in the 29.97p edited master file to a 25p timeline for final conversion, there is 1 dropped frame for every 6 frames needed to fit in a 25p timeline. I guess there is no way around this because it's 29.97pN originated raw content.

1 of 6 dropped frames to me is reasonable. It's not visibly distracting but still technically there're dropped frames. I know Netflix will not tolerate this and the delivery has to be in native 29.97pN. But for broadcasting, it's a different thing.

Will the retime or optical flow in Compressor help to smooth this out or should I leave it alone?


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: 29.97p to 25p frame rate conversion - any better solutions out there to minimize the visible dropped frames?
on Dec 23, 2016 at 6:55:42 pm

Here in Australia, I've had material rejected because FCPX is lousy at deinterlacing but never because of whatever it's doing to conform non-25p material. If in doubt you might want to run your master through JES Deinterlacer instead. I've never had a network have an issue with either its deinterlacing or standards conversion.

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Noah Kadner
Re: 29.97p to 25p frame rate conversion - any better solutions out there to minimize the visible dropped frames?
on Dec 23, 2016 at 11:13:01 pm

Also finding someone who has one of the Blackmagic Teranex boxes would be wise- those are industry standard.

Noah

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Sam Lee
Re: 29.97p to 25p frame rate conversion - any better solutions out there to minimize the visible dropped frames?
on Dec 26, 2016 at 4:06:02 pm

Ah. Looking into Teranix. Somehow these hardware devices are undetectable by qc tools such as Orion and Baton. They use propriety algorithm to do their frame rate and up scaling process.


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Noah Kadner
Re: 29.97p to 25p frame rate conversion - any better solutions out there to minimize the visible dropped frames?
on Dec 26, 2016 at 5:29:42 pm

Well it's not so much that they're undetectable it's that they are good at what they do...

Noah

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