This might be a long-winded question/explanation, but hopefully it will make it easier to understand what I'm trying to do.
I have an old project that I shot back in 2005 on mini-DV. It was shot in 24pA and edited in Final Cut Pro. Still new working with 24pA the footage was captured at 29.97 in NTSC DV and never had a proper pulldown. It wasn't until after the project was complete this was realized.
I now want to go back and tweak this project but don't want to use FCP as Premiere has become my primary NLE. However, all the files were captured on a Mac in FCP using their NTSC DV codec. I've done some research and found that I can convert the FCP Project File for use within Premiere, but what I need to figure out is if I can do a proper pulldown in Premiere, After Effects or one of Adobe's other production programs. I know this can be done in Apple's Cinema Tools program (though I'd have to do some minor tweaking to the project timeline as runtime will be off a bit), but is there a way with an Adobe program? I'd rather work with Adobe software than Apple.
It should also be noted I'm running CS5 Production Premium on Windows 7, though I am considering upgrading to CS6.
So two OS's utilizing two competitive programs. Any suggestions on how best to tackle this?
Are you wanting to remove the extra frames here, or add them in a different manner than Advanced mode?
Ideally you want those frames removed. 24pA mode makes that easy. From PP's perspective, simply working in a 24p sequence will 'remove' those added pulldown frames.
So you're saying if I export the FCP Project file (XML) and import it into Premiere, the 24pA footage should auto convert to 24p if the Premiere timeline is set to 24p? I shouldn't have to use Apple's Cinema Tools to remove pulldown or anything?
PP won't touch the footage itself, it simply understands it and works with it as if it were genuine 24p. You never see the pulldown frames inside of PP, and assuming a 24p exort, they will not show up there either.
One last question: I no longer have the footage on a drive (thought I did), so if I convert the FCP Project File to an XML, import it into Premiere, will Premiere know the capture In/Out points to recapture the footage from the DV tapes?
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