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Yes, of course there is, but ask a hundred questions, get a hundred answers. If the majority is in PAL, it seems logical to edit in PAL to get a minimum of quality loss. Film footage can simply be interpreted as 25 fps - the speedup is not really noticable, not even in the audio pitch. With those two things covered, you can then find ways of converting your NTSC stuff. Basically you need to properly de-interlace it and conform it to your 25fps project. It's possible with vanilla AE, but obviously dedicated solutions such as RevisionFX FieldsKit or Red Giants Magic Bullet Frames. Basically your aim would be to get a clean progressive 30fps clip which than can be re-interlaced by nesting in 25fps comps or using the tools again. How perfect it lookjs is mostly dependent on the type of content. If it's fast moving stuff with hard edges, it will not look as good as more subtle motion of course.
There's a section in the LiveDocs documentation about format conversion:
Oops, apologies, I thought I linked to the actual section...
Dunno what happened there - Thanks Todd!