As a long time Softimage and Lightwave user I'm naturally a little threadbare with the evolution of applications where the tail wags the dog. Being in the middle of a rather big production job I would've really appreciated the "C4D" people involved let me know that in fact rendering at an honest 29.97 or being able to render out frame ranges where not things I should take for granted. . . . I think Infini D even allowed for this back in prehistoric times. . . .
Gimme a break.
Admittly this is a pointed rant, but, this being the new "broadcast 3D" darling it's kinda ridiculous we can't render at broadcast formats . . .
Output is not my problem. The settings above cause C4D to conform my rendered movie to a specific frame rate (for instance 30 frames to 29.97). What I need is to set the project framerate setting to 29.97, so that when doing a round trip with editorial footage (at 29.97) I am preserving cut points, and clip length at drop or non drop) The maxon site says that C4D is incapable of working at anything but whole numbers (24,30,etc) That said, I'm noticing that if I import footage and then animate and export an accompanying After Effects project I end up with keyframes that fall on subframes in my 29.97 AE project. So, although I will check this setting tommorrow, from what I have read on the forums (here and on maxon site) this still seems like something they haven't addressed.