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Old November 19th, 2009, 01:14 PM   #1
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Converting 24p to 30p

Bare with me. Im a 25 fps Guy.

Now, i have a project i shot entirely on my HVX at 720 25pn. It was originally just for web distribution, however i have someone who would like to put it on an NTSC DVD so i've been trying to figure out the best way to go about this.

My theory was to convert 25p to 24p, which i can do just fine using Compressor, looks great and plays back smooth.

This is where i get lost.. how do i then convert my 24p into 30p?

At this point in time everything is still DVCPROHD. But if its easier to start out with PRORESHQ then i am open to transcoding to that.

I have a weird feeling that maybe i should have actually transcoded to 23.98 instead of 24.. but im not sure..

At the end of this i'd like to end up with a DV NTSC Anamorphic QT. But i'd like to keep it at the highest quality possible for as long as i can. The people im sending it too arent all that technically minded giving them 30fps would definitely be the best. I dont think they've used 24p before.

Im running FCS2 with all the latest updates on a 2.8ghz 8 core macpro.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Old November 19th, 2009, 05:43 PM   #2
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Regardless what your conversion is from or to Compressor is the tool you need. However, don't rely on the built-in presets, instead start using the manual controls available for retiming/resizing/motion estimation.

Pull up the built-in users manual for your version of Compressor and read over the advanced controls for the process.
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