a. should I conform it to 24fps and then start the edit or keep it at 25fps
You would be best served by editing at the
native frame rate of your source material.
b. If I conform it, with the pull down method, I will be losing a frame every second. Will this not affect the timecode and subsequently the EDL which I have to send to the Lab.
Are you working with a 'best light' transfer with the intent
of sending a post-edit scene select EDL to the xfer house
for final color correction?
If so, that is even more reason for you to edit
at your source material's native frame rate.
Also it looks like NTSC pixel size not the 720x576 of PAL
Did you paste your question into the forums after typing it out in some other program? It has this code strewn throughout which makes it a little tough to read.
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Sorry about the inconvenince in reading. I did paste it from a forum where I didnt get any replies.
Thanks for replying.Few things,
I was going through the telecine tapes yesterday and noticed that the hardcoded timecode is of 25fps and not 24fps.
Can you also run me through the edit workflow in points. As of now the tape is captured as 25fps PAL 720*576 AVI ( Interlaced).
The idea is to do an offline edit, send the EDL to the lab for DI and meanwhile take DV24p export of the offline edit and send it to the Music and ADR dept.
I did paste it from a forum where I didnt get any replies.
Next time if you could paste it first into a text editor, which eliminates all formatting, that would be helpful.
Can anyone advice on the real issue?