I dragged some 24pa footage off a HVX200a P2 card onto the disc...
Did you copy the entire contents from the card to an internal drive
and then import the files using the Media Browser?
I looked at the file properties and it said
Frame Rate: 29.97 (24p)...
This seems self contradictory.
It's how 24pA footage works. The original 24 captured frames are recorded to a 30i video stream, but in such a way that the original 24 progressive frames can be easily 'rebuilt'. PP performs this action simply by dropping the clips into a 24p sequence.
I've never used those effects, though, so I can't explain their weird behavior.
In the future, it may be better to shoot 24pN (Native), which records only the original 24 captured progressive frames.
The properties on the left is what I imported straight from the disc, the properties on the right are from disc captured through FCP7. Note the frame rates also no idea why I get a data rate analysis on one and not the other.
Thanks for the link and I've already seen it so I did capture the entire contrents.
I know how 24pa works and for that reason I agree and usually always shoot 720/24pn but this is a specific project that wants 1080i/24pa.
I've searched but I can't find an answer to this issue.
FCP 7 alters the original, so you're not making a real comparison with that.