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Old July 1st, 2005, 10:44 PM   #1
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FCP and XL2: Never really editing at 24p?

I was doing an unrelated search on getting slow motion and I saw all sorts of comments about editing in 24p. When it comes to the XL2, this doesn't make sense to me. Maybe someone can fill in the missing piece.

The XL2 can shoot at 60i, 30p or 24p. However, in each of these modes the signal is ALWAYS converted into 60i.

Questions:

1. Are you guys really editing at 24p by deinterlacing the footage and somehow converting it back?

2. If you are somehow converting footage back to 24p, why? Unless it is for web distribution, anything on DVD is going to be at 60i isn't it?

Thanks for any light you can shed on the subject. I just started on FCP about a week ago. I've got a week of vacation next week and I'm dedicating it to going through the encyclopedia that is the FCP manual.

Thanks,

Kelly
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 02:04 PM   #2
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http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage..._nattress.html

Should answer most of your questions, but specifically:

1) To edit 24p you don't de-interlace. You remove pulldown. That's very different. You remove the pulldown and edit at 24p directly.

2) DVD support 24p at a higher quality than normal 60i as it has to record less frames per second, and hence can do so at a higher quality.

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Old July 2nd, 2005, 02:41 PM   #3
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Thanks Gaeme,

I really appreciate the link and information. I'm still learning.

I didn't realize that normal DVD players would "add 3:2 pulldown on playback of a 24p DVD."

Thanks again,

Kelly
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