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Old February 6th, 2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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Non-Drop or Drop Frame?

Going to film my short this weekend. Canon Canada generously lent me a 5D body until I find out why my camera has the image stutter.

I'm recording audio to a separate 744 multi-track. Does anyone know for sure if the 5D records 30P, non-drop frame?

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Old February 6th, 2009, 03:46 PM   #2
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Hi Tony, your camera doesn't record 'timecode' - in other words, your problem is a non-issue. If you run a 744, as a general rule, don't select drop frame except for (very) specific situations. You'll have to sync via slate ( clapper board ).
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29.97 can be drop frame or non-drop frame. The Canon shoots exactly 30p, so there are no frames to drop. (But it is not 29.97 non-drop frame; it's 30.00 fps.)
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Old February 7th, 2009, 08:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I'm a little (o.k. a lot) confused. So should I tell my audio guy to record non-drop on his 744? We'll be shooting the slate with time code and clapping for sync.

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Thanks for the replies. I'm a little (o.k. a lot) confused. So should I tell my audio guy to record non-drop on his 744? We'll be shooting the slate with time code and clapping for sync.

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If the 744 supports 30.00 (and I'm not talking about 29.97), have him use that. Otherwise, use 29.97 drop frame. That will keep your "seconds" field accurate and won't cause drift.

If the menus only offer 30 drop and 30 non-drop, then by 30, they mean 29.97. Again, use drop-frame, if that's the situation.
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