Here's the situation:
I have a project that I editing at 23.97 that involves masks that change over time with keyframes.
I am outputing a version of this project at 29.97 in addition to the original frame rate.
Here's the problem:
When I go to output the 29.97 version, (by dropping the 23.97 composition into a 29.97 composition) the keyframes of the mask are interpolated and do not match the original footage. When a pulldown is applyed to the video the footage looks great but unfortuanetly the keyframes are being messed up and don't match how the look in the original 23.976 compostion because inbetween keyframes are being added? I'm assuming that the key frames are being interpolated to fit the added pull-down frames but I don't know how to fix this.
What's the best method for doing this and keeping my keyframes acurate to how I've set them up in the original composition?
I am using RED footage if it matters and CS5.
If this has been discussed already please point me in the direction... If not, thanks for any support/advice!
You could just render an then do the pulldown in a second pass?
By render do you mean export a version and reimport it? That's a great idea. I'll try that.
Is there any way of "baking" a file so to speak without actually rendering it out? I hate going through too many generations. I shot on the RED to get excellent quality and I would prefer to go from the original R3Ds right to my output... But if it's not possible, I accept it!
Thanks so much,
You don't need to lose quality when you're using an intermediate file, as Mylenium is recommending. Just use a lossless codec.