I have a bunch of MP4 video files that were taken with my Flip Mino HD camera.
According to GSpot and PP4 the framerate is 30fps progressive. However, my sequence is listed as 29.97fps under framerate.
I would like to produce two versions of my movie, one for DVD and the other for web (YouTube HD). What are the differences in editing I need to be aware of with regard to framerate? Why doesn't PP4 give me the option to create a 30fps sequence?
My severely limited understand at this point is that 29.97fps is used with 60i footage and NTSC sets for playback speed but I am unclear if it affects my edits in PP4.
My biggest fear is that my 1.5 hour movie that uses the MinoHD footage will become out of sync with the audio if a frame or two are being dropped every so often.
If you have progressive source (im taking your word on that one) edit it in a progressive seq. In other words, set the seq settings to match your source video, not your export. 30fps is usually just a pleasant way to say 29.97.
In your case your footage will be progressive all the way through. (for dvd and web)
Thank you for the reply Curt... Ok, I have created a sequence that matches my source video however I am unclear how I would go about converting my 30p movie to 29.97fps for DVD authoring. Do I need to do anything in PP or is it simply a matter of changing the right settings when I export to MPEG2?