I'm working with some footage that says its Format is HD1080i/59.94 and it's FPS is 29.97. When I use this footage in my 1080p/29.97 project it won't allow me to put Timewarp FX on it in the timeline. Also, the footage in the timeline has a little green dot on it. I'm assuming this has something to do with the footage and the project not being the same format?
My question is; am I using the correct project settings for this footage? Or is there something else I'm missing here?
You need to be in a 1080i 59.94 project, otherwise you will get a motion adapter.
If you are in a project that doesn't match, You can still do speed changes, but not the regular way.
The non matching clip already has a speed change on it per se...so all you need to do is open the Motion Effect editor and change the speed right there in the timeline.
Are you supposed to be editing in 1080p29.97 or 1080i59.94? We're you supposed to edit in 1080i which is the footage you are working with? If you are supposed to be editing in 1080p29.97 and you have this 1080i, that's okay, but you will get the green dot because it's a different rate.
You can Promote the clip with Motion tool when you're ready (this unlinks the audio) I usually do that at end or when I have to. To apply the motion effect, I think you have to start dragging the effect over, press alt/option, as you drop the effect on the clip - or some combination of using alt to put the effect on.