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Old December 22nd, 2004, 10:08 AM   #151
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Thanks guys...

Douglas, I will try turning off the image stabilization tonight and let y'all know if it worked.
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Old December 23rd, 2004, 08:27 PM   #152
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I think that lag IS due to the 24P setting. The lag you're seeing is due to the film-look's aesthetics. It will naturally have more of a motion blur than shooting at 60i. That's why you want to try to shoot 24p with the same discipline as if you are shooting with film.

When you burn your footage to disc (or essentially view your footage on a regular TV), that "jumpy" look you're probably seeing in your LCD viewfinder will look like a smooth motion blur.
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Old December 23rd, 2004, 09:49 PM   #153
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I have experienced this aswell. I haven't captured it and put it on my computer though. I really hop this is only seen on the viewfinder and appears as a motion blur on computer screens/tv screens like Joseph said.
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Old January 15th, 2005, 11:03 PM   #154
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using 24p and 30p

my friend just shot a scene of something in 24p and another scene in 30p. he's not sure how to edit them together in final cut pro. i'm not sure what to tell him either. he wants to mix 24p and 30p footage on the same timeline. any ideas?
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Old January 16th, 2005, 01:05 AM   #155
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The key is to use a 29.97fps timeline. There will be a bit of artificially induced interlacing on the 24p footage due to the 3:2 pulldown but it's the best way to match 30p and 24p footage (you cannot use 30p footage on a 24p timeline unless you plan on slowing down the footage).

If the 24p footage was shot using the 3:2 mode, there's nothing else to do, FCP will recognize the footage as standard 60i DV. If however your friend shot using 24p 2:3:3:2 (which isn't a very good idea if you plan to mix it with 30p footage), then he will need to convert back the footage to 24p and then do a 3:2 pull down on it, then use that newly converted footage to mix it with the 30p. It's not that you can't do it in the 2:3:3:2 pull down mode, it's just that the 3:2 footage will look better (smoother motion) when used in a 29.97fps timeline.

All that being said, I don't think mixing 30p and 24p footage on purpose is that good of an idea, unless you're doing it for very specific reasons, one of which could be a slow motion on the 30p footage. But generally speaking, it is best to choose a frame rate and stick with it for the whole project. The obvious reasons for that being less hassle, the interlacing issue (which will be present on some frames of the 24p footage because there's a 3:2 pull down applied to it) and also the fact that 24p and 30p footage don't look quite the same, especially when it comes to motion.
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Old January 27th, 2005, 08:47 PM   #156
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24p Footage

http://www.paganweirdo.com/org.wmvx

Rename and remove the X to play

Rough footage shot in Oregon on a hazy day
But if your looking to buy a XL2 I figure all the samples you can look at may help
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Old January 29th, 2005, 09:08 AM   #157
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David,
Thanks for sharing the beauty of Oregon and your 24p footage with us. Reminds me that I'm overdue for a vacation from smoggy, flat, traffic-clogged Houston!
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Old February 4th, 2005, 01:48 PM   #158
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another xl2 question

your playing back a tape on tv useing the rca cable . you took the video in 24p .what are you seeing on your tv .i am guessing 60i .thanks dp
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Old February 4th, 2005, 02:50 PM   #159
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That's right. It doesn't matter what mode the camera was set to during recording the playback is always 720 x 480 60i. The way in which the frames you exposed are distributed over the 59.94 playback frames per second does depend on the recording mode. That's been discussed here many times.
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Old February 4th, 2005, 04:31 PM   #160
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It's 60i but it looks like 24p. That's the whole point. The camera head does the frame rate and the progressive scan, but the tape transport records sixty interlaced fields no matter what -- because if it didn't, then you wouldn't be able to play it back on any conventional NTSC monitor.
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Old February 4th, 2005, 04:46 PM   #161
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thanks Mr deLange and Mr Hurd

i thought it had to be 60i . the manual dose not say . heres what confused me i took some video of a machine in motion in 24p. the play back had that frame pulse look like 24p on the tv . i have yet to buy a lcd widescean . so i go to my neighbor who has hidef plasma. even though this is not hidef cam the picture shore looks good lots of detail .thanks dp
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Old February 5th, 2005, 08:25 AM   #162
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You'll find this discussed at some length in http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...threadid=36253 I have a post in this thread which will direct you to http://homepage.mac.com/ajdel/FileSharing7.html where you can download a dv file with 60i,30p and 24p (both pulldowns) cuts of a rotating fan (be sure to set Qucktime quality to high). Stepping through these one frame at a time is very helpful in seeing how the XL2 handles these modes.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 10:39 AM   #163
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timecode question - 24p in XL2, Movie Mode Normal in GL1?

Hi all,
I've got a question regarding timecode.

I'm shooting a corporate training video with my new XL2 and my old GL1.

I would like to shoot 24p (non-drop) with my XL2 and Movie Mode Normal with my GL1.

Would this produce unsightly differences between the two cameras?

Would I have any problems in postproduction with Final Cut Pro?

Can I use my GL1 to strip all my tapes and then record at 24p with the XL2?

Any recommendations in setup when using the XL2 with the GL1?

Please help, my shoot is tomorrow.

Thanks,
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Old February 15th, 2005, 10:59 AM   #164
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Hi Mel and welcome to DVinfo!

I don't use FCP, but have a GL2 and XL2. I think a couple of aspects might give you fits in post:
- Mixing 24p and 30p. Care to match shutter speeds might minimize how visible the frame rate differences would be. But it would seem a lot simpler to stick with 30p throughout, as I'd think most people could perceive the difference in frame rate and/or cadence of the pull-up of the 24p footage.
- Substantial difference in widescreen resolution between the two cameras, if that's what you're shooting.
- Even in narrow screen, GL1 Movie Mode is going to have a little lower resolution than the XL2's true progressive scan images. But that's probably small enough to be overcome with sharpness settings and/or in post.

All that said, there's no substitute for real-world experience. I'd encourage you to shoot short test clips (even just 10 second samples from each camera) and then share your results with the community so we all REALLY know if it is viable to mix as you've asked about.
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Old February 26th, 2005, 12:51 PM   #165
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24P Advanced & Camera Settings

Hi everyone,

We've recently bought an XL2 at work and I'm having some trouble figuring out 24P Advanced footage...I've tried several tests and I just seem to be getting footage with excessive noise. I know that 24P footage is supposed to have that film look, but I feel like I'm doing something wrong, because I've taken a look at test footage on this site, which seems to be a lot cleaner, and I feel like I don't have my export settings in Avid set right, or my settings on the XL2 set correctly for that matter. There's just a lot of flickering in larger areas (like a wall) or in areas of detail (like a carpet) and what seems to me to be way more noise than you'd see in normal 24P footage.

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I'm shooting in 24P Advanced (2:3:3:2), then importing into a 23.976 project in Avid Xpress pro w/Mojo. I'm exporting as a quicktime, and then importing into After Effects 6.5.

I've searched this forum extensively and found some great advice and articles. If anyone has any more specific advice, or oculd point me to a thread regarding this topic, I would greatly appreciate your comments.

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