I'm working on an old and recently resurrected project that is close to getting conformed and could use some advice. The original project was cut on FCP many years ago, so long ago in fact that the project file was lost somewhere along the line. I recaptured the media from the original Beta SP dailies tapes (it was shot on 35mm) in 29.97 and I matched back to an export of the original short before making changes per the director's notes.
It's now about ready to get conformed. The film is coming out of storage and getting scanned to lovely digital files in HD. Back in the FCP days I would have used Cinema Tools to get the EDL into 23.98. If I had a license of Smoke I would use that. But I have neither of those options and am curious how to go from my NTSC cut to a 23.98 conform without eyematching everything. It looks like Resolve could do this once I have my media, but does Adobe have any tools that could take care of it?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Adobe has no method for automating this process. You will have to copy/paste the original edit into a new 24p sequence, and adjust by hand all the edit mismatches.
Gotcha. I'll try Resolve first and let you know how that goes. It appears to have a feature where it can take a 29.97 EDL and conform it to a 23.98 timeline for 23.98 media. Must be a holdover feature from the old film days.
Thanks for the reply!
Good luck. And do report back how it goes for others to read.