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Greta Mabral
Ntsc Pal Settings Problem
on Nov 10, 2015 at 10:14:59 am

Hallo,

I just imported through log and transfer some footage shot on a canon 550D.
The footage is Ntsc. After importing I noticed that Final Cut was still set to Pal on the AUdio/Video Setting and Easy Setup.
Can I just change it now or do I have to delete the footage and transfer it again after the change?

Thank you!!


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Nick Meyers
Re: Ntsc Pal Settings Problem
on Nov 10, 2015 at 3:20:32 pm

your A/V settings shouldn't affect your Log & Transfer

to be clear, however, the camera footage would not be NTSC, as that is a Standard Def format.
it may well have a frame rate of 29.97, but that alone does not make it NTSC.


nick


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Greta Mabral
Re: Ntsc Pal Settings Problem
on Nov 10, 2015 at 4:38:44 pm

Thank you!

I have a frame rate of 23.98 (1920x 1080), it says in the item properties of Final Cut.
Now I am confused. How can I be sure wether the footage is pal or ntsc?

Trying to learn the basics :)


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Franck Pierron
Re: Ntsc Pal Settings Problem
on Nov 10, 2015 at 5:01:19 pm

23.98 is neither NTSC or PAL, it's the "video equivalency" of the film framerate....and 23.98 should work in both systems.

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Shane Ross
Re: Ntsc Pal Settings Problem
on Nov 10, 2015 at 5:17:55 pm

PAL and NTSC are more than frame rates...they are frame sizes, and really pertained to Standard Def formats. Now the frame sizes in HD are universal...the only difference is frame rate. The PAL frame rate is 25fps. Your footage was shot 23.98, and imported as 23.98...so it's 23.98. And believe it or not, that's not an NTSC format! NTSC is 29.97fps. FILM is 24fps, but the video version of the film frame rate is 23.98 (due to color video running slower than true film rates...it's complicated.)

You are fine...your footage isn't PAL. It was shot 23.98 1920x1080 and imported at 1920x1080 23.98. You are all set.

What a time to learn the basics...the basics are now EXTREMELY complex. It was all much easier when there was PAL (720x576 - 25fps) and NTSC (720x486 - 29.97fps)...PERIOD. Now?

FPS - 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48, 50, 59.94, 60, 120
Frame size - 720x480, 720x486, 720x576, 960x720, 1280x720, 1280x1080, 1440x1080, 1920x1080, 2048×1080, 3840x2160, 5120x2700, 7680x4320

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Nick Meyers
Re: Ntsc Pal Settings Problem
on Nov 10, 2015 at 10:06:42 pm

what were PAL and NTSC territories still prefer those frame rates,

so old PAL territories (like Australia where I live) still broadcast at 25fps,
and old NTSC territories want 29.97 (and 23.98?)


nick


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