I'm working on a feature in 1080p 23.98. The other departments want SD 29.97. No problem I think, I'll have my Kona 3 do it quick and dirty out to tape, downconverting and adding the 2:3 at the same time.
Everything works great, except the "A" frame isn't the same each time. We are not using deck control. I'm simply playing out from the Final Cut Pro timeline and crash recording. Nonetheless, the first frame of picture in my sequence is the same, and I'd expect it to be the "A" frame every time. Sometimes it is. Sometimes it's not.
Can I get the "A" frame consistent without using deck control?