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Old December 8th, 2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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Solved: Conform XF100 60P->24P in Final Cut Pro

I ran into a problem today and wanted to share the solution I discovered. Not a huge deal, but I thought I'd stick it in here so that maybe somebody would save themselves a bit of thrashing.

Background: I like the capability to shoot video (on my XF100 and my DSLRs) at 60P, then "conform" it down to 24P for smooth slow motion with a minimum of fuss. Conforming simply changes the frame rate in the file itself without re-compressing or re-encoding the video.

Problem: I import my XF100 video to Final Cut Pro using Log and Transfer using the "Native" setting, which creates a .MOV file that's essentially a wrapper around the native MXF file. This works great for editing, and the native .MOV files are smaller and convert faster than ProRes. However, when I went to Cinema Tools and tried to conform these files, I couldn't do so. The "Conform" button was greyed out.

Solution: I re-imported these files as ProRes files, and then I was able to conform them in Cinema Tools. Whew.
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Old December 9th, 2011, 02:36 AM   #2
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Re: Solved: Conform XF100 60P->24P in Final Cut Pro

Steve, I hit exactly the same issue & found the same solution a few days ago. I am sorry that I wasn't such a good net citizen as you as I didn't post about my experience as at the time I just assumed that everyone would know this & that it was just me being dumb:-)
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Old December 9th, 2011, 10:16 AM   #3
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Our collective stupidity unites us here. :D
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