Hey everyone, first post, and I have a question. I searched and I couldn't find an answer for this.
I'm filming on a canon hf200 (class 4 sdhc card--if that makes any difference). I'm filming at 24Mbps on the 60i setting, but when I import in to Premiere, the footage gets imported at 29.97FPS. For my sequence settings, I'm selecting desktop, then 59.94 FPS (since I could not find an AVCHD setting with 60fps), and the clips are still not imported as 60 (or 59.94) FPS. Am I missing something? Settings not right? Have to convert to get 60FPS? Any help will be appreciated!
It's right. Just nomenclature differences. In effect, 29.97i = 30i = 59.94i = 60i. You want to use a sequence preset that Premiere Pro has identified as "1080i30 (60i)." Or, just drag one of your clips to the New Item button at the bottom of the project panel (looks like the dog-earred sheet of paper). That will create a sequence that matches your footage. Drop the rest of the footage in, and edit away.
24Mbps on the 60i setting
It's unfortunate that camera makers cause this confusion. The proper nomenclature is to only list frame rates, never the field rate. Sometime people violate that convention and mistakenly list the field rate instead, causing this type of confusion.
Your camera should be labeling the mode as 30i, because that's what it is, 30 interlaced frames per second.