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Old October 27th, 2006, 10:25 PM   #1
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720 PN Out to TV

Okay, pretty sure I'm an idiot. Here's what I did and please tell me if I'm right in identifying my mistake. (Keep in mind that I'm new to the HVX).

I recently shot a TV spot using 720 PN, which I know is true 24 frames. I edited the spot in desktop mode using Premiere 2.0, 23.976 timeline...looked great. I exported it out that way and then took it into After Effects to re-size it and output it as a 720x480 29.97, lower field file. Now, playing in a 29.97 timeline, it looks as though it has a drag to it or a slight stutter. The question is, is the video trying to make up for lost frames not filmed because of the true 24 (720 PN) frames? And maybe that explains why I had 33 minutes using 2 8 gig cards as opposed to the 16 minutes in 24p.

Am I right?
Is there a fix to this?
It needs to go out to TV eventually and must be fixed.
Please help.
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Old October 28th, 2006, 02:10 AM   #2
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You need to insert pulldown frames in order to fill out the 30 fps. (29.97)

If you use FCP you can put your 720pN 24 sequence in a 29.97 timeline, and use the Nattress plug-in "Standards Conversion" which has a pulldown add/removal feature. It's worked well for me.


AE should also be able to do this.
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