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Shane Ross
Re: 60fps footage inside 30 fps sequence in FCP 7
on Nov 11, 2019 at 11:32:42 pm

[raju bhai] "Wondering if i can keep it at 60, since 30 is divisible by 60."

No, sorry. Once you add it to the sequence, it adopts the sequence frame rate, so every other frame will be dropped, and it'll be 30fps. There is no NLE out there that allows multiple frame rates in the sequence. All adopt the frame rate of the project, or the sequence.

[raju bhai] "Or if i u suggest that 60fps won't work in a 30 fps timeline, i'm williing to convert it down to 30 fps but i don't want to lose any frames in the 60fps footage."

Not sure how you can convert 60 to 30 without losing any frames. MIGHT be a way to convert 60p to 59.94i (29.97 interlaced) that all the individual frames are now fields. Would bear testing in Compressor to see if that can be done.

[raju bhai] "NOTE: I DON"T NEED THE 60 fps FOOTAGE TO BE IN SYNC. So it's perfectly fine to have it play in slow-mo. in fact, that was the purpose of shooting in 60fps, so i could get more detail in the movement."

Ooooooooh. OK, so you don't mind if the 60fps is slow it. You'll need to duplicate the media, and then use CINEMA TOOLS to "conform" the frame rate to 29.97fps. Then import the clip into FCP. I say duplicate it, because what Cinema Tools does is destructive, meaning it alters the clip permantently, and it cannot be reversed.

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