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Wayne V.
Re: Drop frame or not
on May 24, 2005 at 6:27:09 pm

If your project is going to be broadcast, then you use DROP FRAME. That is the mode that keeps color television locked to true clock time. If your project is not going to be broadcast (event videos, corporate vieos. etc) where exact timing isn't that critical, then non-drop is fine. Over the course of 1 hour, drop frame will be exactly 1 hour while non-drop will be 1 hour 3 seconds 18 frames. In television land, that's a hugh difference.

As an editor, you would want your camera to record the same kind of timecode that you will be editig in, but with NLEs, it's not as crucial as it used to be. If you can, keep thenm both to drop frame and you'll never have an issue.

Hope that answers your question some.
Wayne V.

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