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Alan Thompson
Changing Frame Rate and Speed
on Nov 11, 2010 at 4:13:37 pm

I am currently working on a project in which most of the footage was shot natively in slow motion, probably 60 fps, with 16mm film. I was wondering if there was some rule of thumb by which you could change the speed of the film in FCP and make the playback fairly smooth?

I have tried various speeds, but nothing seems to work. When it plays back now it is jumpy and doesn't necessarily flow very well. Thanks in advance!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Changing Frame Rate and Speed
on Nov 11, 2010 at 6:53:07 pm

Since we don't know the frame fate of the footage in question -- neither the frame rate at which it was shot, nor the frame rate of the footage in your FCP browser -- it's pretty tough to give a useful answer.

Please say you already removed the 3:2 pulldown from it if it was originally 29.97.

It sounds like you'd need to engage in a lot of experimentation to get it right.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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