I've got a Panasonic HVX205A (for all intents in purposes, an HVX200 for this discussion). I've recorded a clip at 1080i/60i that I want to have play back in slow motion in my final clip. Whenever I injest the clip with P2 Viewer, it tells me the clip frame rate is 59.94i. When I import it to Premiere or After Effects however, it tells me the clip is 24fps, and plays back at normal speed. If I go to reinterpret the footage in either Premiere or After Effects down to 24fps, it tells me the footage is already 24fps and not 60fps. Do you have any clue what's going on here? Is there some kind of down converting that's going on in import into Premiere or After Effects?
sounds like it was recorded in 1080/24p or 1080/24pA, which would both technically be 24p in a 60i wrapper.
This is why I just do 24pN. You don't have to deal with pulldown at all.
just make a 24p sequence. premiere should figure out the rest for you
Well just for clarification I'd like to mention that when camera makers say "1080/60i" they really are referring to fields not frame rate. So the 59.94i = 29.97 actual FPS. As to why your stuff is saying it's 24fps if you recorded as 1080/60i I have no clue, however I did want to clear up the fact that 1080/60i is really 29.97fps because the 60i is only referring to fields not frames. I really wish camera makers would quit listing stuff like that because it casues confusion because it makes people think it's actually 60fps but it's not. There are cases where 24p is stuck inside a 60i wrapper but that only happens on certain camera's and also shouldn't have happened to begin with if you selected 1080/60i to begin with, so I'm not really sure what is going on there.
If you're using a PC I'd highly recommend you download media info.
Then once you have media info installed put your file in there and check what it says the frame rate is.