So I am working with a 720p 59.94FPS timeline. Original video is also 60FPS. The video plays at 60FPS while in Premiere. However, if I render work area in Premiere, it will render to 24FPS. The video plays at 24 on the timeline which looks horrible compared to the 60FPS original video.
Also, when exporting the final video, I have tried using the YouTube 720p 29.97 preset, but the video renders to 24 again. The final mp4 file is thus 24FPS.
Why is Premiere doing this? And how can I troubleshoot/fix the problem?
I am using CS6 on Mac.
The first thing I'd ask is how are you determining the change in frame rate?
While on the timeline: I use the left and right arrow keys to count how many frames there are in a second. Even though the time code displays 60 frames/second, the frames of video change less frequently. I counted the number of frames in one second post-render, and there were exactly 24.