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Jennie Brown
24fps footage to 30 fps final export?
on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:05:22 pm

I have a short project I shot in 24 fps. I shot with a Canon 7D and have 1920 x 1080 h.264 .mov files.
I just looked over final export specs for this project -- and realized I'll need a final export of 29.97 fps in an apple intermediate codec.

I'm assuming I need to recompress BEFORE I edit -- any recommendations on compression formats?
OR, should I edit as 24 fps and then do a final compression or conversion?
Should I use a 3:2 pulldown? (Never used it before, don't know exactly how it works, other than it's occasionally used in this situation.)

New to creative cow, and an amateur editor. Any help appreciated.

Thanks!


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Stephen Smith
Re: 24fps footage to 30 fps final export?
on Jan 2, 2013 at 9:33:46 pm

First off, if you haven't you need to log and transfer those files. Shane Ross has a tutorial on it if you have not done it.

At that point you can place the clips in a 30fps time line and edit away or edit in a 24fps timeline and then convert it to 30fps in Compressor. Hope this helps and best of luck.

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