I have shot a music video using the PAL Panasonic tm700 which records 1080/50p. I have been converting the footage with clipwrap to apple pro res to edit in FCP7. My sequence settings in FCP are also set to 50fps
I am working with a lot of footage and and syncing the performances to the main audio track. As this is a tedious job and the speed of motion is important (strumming - hitting drums etc) i am concerned that the frame rate is going to be a problem. Also once the video is done we may need to send it to some local channels so it may need to be converted to 25fps. If i change the frame rate afterwards will it throw everything out of sync?
What is the convention when working with 1080/50p footage?
This is the first time i am editing a music video so input would be appreciated.
You will be working in a whole number framerate one way or the other, so you won't be likely to encounter the fractional problems that NTSC editors have to contend with. A broadcaster will eventually want a 25i master, which can be derived from the 50p timeline.
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