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Damon Packard
using 720p 60fps on a 1080 24p timeline
on May 15, 2011 at 2:09:36 am

i'm sure this has been addressed many times before but i'm just curious what is recommended as the best way to combine 720p 60fps (HDV) on a 1080 24p (HDV timeline? Quicktime conversion? It seems like the nice "smoothness" (in slo-mo footage) is lost one way or the other after conversion


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Phil Balsdon
Re: using 720p 60fps on a 1080 24p timeline
on May 15, 2011 at 7:33:26 am

Use Cinema Tools to conform the 60fps to 24fps and then bring it in to FCP. This will create slo mo without losing frames.
Not sure what'll happen to the quality of your 1280 x 720 when it's expanded to 1920 x 1080 in FCP timeline though.

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Michael Griggs
Re: using 720p 60fps on a 1080 24p timeline
on May 16, 2011 at 2:33:32 pm

What about just putting 60p footage on a 24p timeline? It runs like 24p and you can slow down whatever clips you want.... Is there some sort of advantage to using cinema tools to conform it first?

this is really a question more than a statement...I'm very interested in what is considered the "proper" way to utilize 60p-24p slo-mo footage..


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Richard Cooper
Re: using 720p 60fps on a 1080 24p timeline
on May 16, 2011 at 5:09:49 pm

"What about just putting 60p footage on a 24p time line? It runs like 24p and you can slow down whatever clips you want.... Is there some sort of advantage to using cinema tools to conform it first?"
THis is not a good workflow..... FCP will just drop frames to play back at 24 and it will do this very poorly at best. You loose out on the benefits of over cranking in the first place.

To add to Phil's good advice, YES use Cinema Tools to conform to 23.98 (NOT 24... CT will do either) Another thing I would do, if it were my project, is to trans code all of your HDV to ProRes 422 for editing.... You will see a marked difference in the way your footage holds up to color grading and rendering as well as how your system will handle the footage speed wise. Bare minimum, if you have to work in HDV, set FCP to render in Prores while working in HDV.

Good Luck!

Richard Cooper
FrostLine Productions, LLC
Anchorage, Alaska
http://www.frostlineproductions.com


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Michael Griggs
Re: using 720p 60fps on a 1080 24p timeline
on May 16, 2011 at 8:01:42 pm

Ah....dropping frames....the answer to my question. I knew there had to be something.

Thanks!


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