1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 9, 2011 4:16 PM by Colin Brougham

    Suggestions for timeline with 24p and 30p

    Toomany3 Level 1

      I always shoot in 30p, but that's changing with this program I'm on.

       

      This show is more or less reality-TV based with little to no color correction, etc.  WYSIWYG. But we also have some reenacted stuff that's shot in the same show that is all dolled up with color and shot in 24p to get that over-hyped "film look."  80% is 30p, 20% 24p.

       

      What's the best way to maintain that "film look" at 24p and still use 30p for the rest of the program?  These bounces from 24p to 30p happen multiple times in the same sequence with music and SFX bridging them all over the place.

       

      Does having a 24p-shot clip on a 30p sequence mess up the 24p look?  Does it try to make it 30p?

        • 1. Re: Suggestions for timeline with 24p and 30p
          Colin Brougham Level 6

          What's the best way to maintain that "film look" at 24p and still use 30p for the rest of the program?

           

          Use a 30p sequence. Just drop the 24p footage in. Next!

           

          Does having a 24p-shot clip on a 30p sequence mess up the 24p look?  Does it try to make it 30p?

           


          Nope and nope. You're basically performing on-the-fly pulldown insertion, which is more or less what happens when you're shooting something like DVCPRO HD 1080/24p (because DVCPRO HD 1080p is actually interlaced only, as shot) or DVCPRO HD 720/24p (since DVCPRO HD 720p is only 720/60p--not counting 720/24pN here). The bottom line is that Premiere Pro will simply duplicate the necessary frames to fill out to the 30fps timebase; visually there is no (or at least no noticeable) difference between 24p in a 24fps sequence and 24p in a 30fps sequence.

           

          Check out this thread: Conform, or Transcode Mixed Frame Rates? Different frame rates, but same concept.