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Old February 1st, 2007, 03:07 PM   #1
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Trouble with drop frame in FCP

I shot a project in 24p on my Canon XL-2 and I logged it yesterday. I am setting up a timeline for it and set it to a DV NTSC 23.98fps and when I try to capture it sends me a warning that I am about to capture a non drop-frame media to a drop-frame clip.

How do I fix this?
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Old February 5th, 2007, 09:42 AM   #2
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I really need some help on this. I need to get these projects doen and now I am getting the message on a 29.97 project I shot a while back. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 11:26 AM   #3
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Joseph,

Just to release some of your anxiety, a drop/non-drop problem won't really cause you any grief in your actual editing of the material.

Drop/Non-drop timecode variations are just a frame NUMBERING convention that allows timecode readout to sync up with clock time over LONG periods (like TV station programming over a 24 hour period - the circumstance it was developed to address)

It doesn't affect that actual quantity or timing of the actual frames moving through your system - just the TC display numbers assigned to them.

Just ignore it and go ahead and edit.
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