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Old January 27th, 2008, 03:34 PM   #1
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60i, 30f, 24f for Africa footage?

Hi all,
I will be traveling to Mali, Africa to shoot music videos and b-roll for a doc for 2010. I will be using 2 Canon XH-A1's and 2 Sony V1U's. My original plan was to shoot 24f on the Canon's and 24p on the Sony's and remove the pulldown from the Sony's to work on a 23.98 timeline in FCP 6.0.2. I have learned that shooting 24f is not as easy as shooting ye' old regular DV 29.97 due to pulldown issues and, time code breaks and stutters on faster pans with various shutter speeds.
Should I just shoot everything in 30f or 60i to make things easy? I don't plan on going to film, but I do plan on going for possible broadcast and dvd. I do know that one advantage to 30f or 60i is good slow motion options for fast drumming and dance ceremonies. Should I shoot all 60i across the board if I decide on frame rate? I guess I don't know if 30f and 30p will mix well on the timeline. Anyone have a good workflow for a V1u and an XH-A1?

Thanks, Larry
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Old January 28th, 2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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Based on problems with pulldown in Final Cut Pro 6.0.2, I am leaning towards going 60i for the Canon's and the Sony's. It would eliminate a lot of headache. Feel feel to jump in with additional thoughts.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #3
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I always shoot at 50i no matter what I'm filming. I find it gives a few more options for final output.

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Old January 28th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #4
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Yes I just finished my first wedding originated in 24f and I'm not too happy with the motion quality.
Next wedding I'm doing 60i and then converting to 30 or 24p.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #5
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Always shoot 60i; forget about 24p/f. It's been grossly overrated. 29.97 is the standard for video distribution. There is nothing preventing you from producing beautiful images in the format you are going to finish in, and there are much better ways to achieve a film look, sans the resolution loss, stuttery motion, and difficulties in post.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 07:55 PM   #6
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