[Phil Smith]"Plus, anyone have any idea why you would convert 23.976 to 59.94? Is there any way that I can get a clean capture on this if this is what I'm seeing from the tape?"
Normally I only associate a 23.98 -->59.94 conversion as a broadcast deliverable. I hope that what you're seeing is normal 2:3 field cadence and not some other horrible field cadence that you won't be able to remove.
You will likely have to capture at 59.94, but if it has normal ABCD pulldown, that is fairly easy to deal with if not time consuming.
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