PAL DVDs can't have 24p, so you are stuck with 25i.
I do not think there would be any problem to encode to mpeg2-dvd ntsc 23.976.
European players can play almost anything.
Try it with a RW.
Good point, Ann. Keeping the original frame rate with an NTSC DVD might be the better option.
That could be a good way to solve it, but would you still do this considering that I'm going to be using this DVD as part of job applications within the UK? It's very important that there wont be problems with the playback
I just tried to create another sequence with 25 fps, and then I copied everything over from the old sequence - and I went to 'interpret footage' and set my clips to 25 fps. This renders smoothly (only tested on my PC though), but it's a bit of a mess to make since it messes up my timeline by inserting quite a few empty spaces - so I have to do a lot of small adjusments.
I'm in doubt if I can just skip doing the new sequence and just do the second step with interpret footage and still use the old sequence - this causes less of a mess in my timeline, but I suspect it is of some importance that the sequence framerate is the same as the export framerate?
Create and bring both, just in case.
Or perhaps use AV files on a thumbdrive, unless you have to leave a lot of those behind.
MPEG-2 would probably be the best format/CODEC, as you might encounter Mac, where AVI would probably not be an option, and if you go with MOV, and encounter PC's, without Apple's QT Player, you would have issues.
Good luck with the Project, and also with the interviews.
For interviews I can of course bring it in various formats - but I'm going to be sending out DVDs by post to a few companies (some ask specifically for a DVD, else I would just send a link to my Vimeo channel), so I don't have the option of sending multiple formats here (would get too confusing I think).
If the DVD doesn't play on their setup for some reason it's probably likely that they will just skip my application.
What I did do was to put an h264 HD version on the disc too, which could be played if watching the DVD on a PC - though it's probably going to be the SD version that will be seen as this starts automatically when you insert the disc.
I think it's a little weird that there aren't any options of exporting it to 25p with a speed-up instead of the thing it's doing now (I'm guessing it's repeating one frame every 25 frames which causes the choppy playback).
Normally pal camera's do not have 24p. So there is you pitfall.