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Mary Albrecht
workflow question: how to import 640x480 24fps
on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:13:28 pm

I have searched this forum, my FCP books, and google to find an answer, but I can't seem to find what I am looking for. I hope this isn't a silly question.

I was given H.264 footage (from a Canon 7D) in 640x480 at 60 fps (as well as 2 other formats: 1280x720 @ 60 fps & 1920x1080 @ fps). I was able to convert the other two formats to an Apple Pro Res 422 HQ (using the HQ because the end product will eventually be screened at a festival).

What would anyone suggest for me to use to convert the 640x480 footage? I tried using Apple Pro Res (HQ) NTSC, but it changes the frame rate to 30 fps. Don't I need something that will convert to the 60 fps?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Shane Ross
Re: workflow question: how to import 640x480 24fps
on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:57:46 pm

Doesn't matter where you are screening it, HQ is overkill for the format. it is an 8-bit format, and you won't get any improvement over regular ProRes. Zero. Only gain file size...that's it.

NTSC standards don't allow for 60fps. And they are 720x480 or 720x486 at 29.97...not 640x360. You'll have to make a custom preset for that, or convert to the format you are 720p60.

Ugh...mixing 1080, 720 and 640x360. Someone must not like you. Or be thinking ahead at all.


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Mary Albrecht
Re: workflow question: how to import 640x480 24fps
on Jul 9, 2011 at 7:44:33 pm

I don't think they meant to do what they did with mixing the frame sizes; I think it was an "oops, uh oh" that came a bit too late to redo, and they hoped to fix it in post. =)

Thanks for the advice about the ProRes HQ.

So you think it would be acceptable to convert from the 480 using a 720 setting? If you know, can you share what that will do to the 480 footage? Will it stretch out the image and look weird? Or, I have never had to do a custom preset. If you can also explain that more, that would be helpful.

Thanks again!

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