I have H264 footage shot at 720p60fps (using a Canon t2i). About 30% of the final footge will be in slow motion. Once edited, the footage will be exported for a DVD, which appears to have a 30fps standard.
My question: Should I edit footage in a 60fps (its native format) or 30fps timeline (in anticipation of the DVD export)?
When using a 60fps timeline, I assume that upon export to DVD (30fps standard), every other frame in the 60fps footage will be dropped - and that this shouldn't negatively affect the appearance of the footage. If this is so (?), would there be any negative affect (stutter, etc.) to the clips that were used for slow motion?
Thanks for any advice.
Since you're planning on putting 30% of your footage into slowmotion, it'll be best to edit in a 30fps sequence. You can then conform the clips that you want in slow mo from 60fps to 30fps, and then when you place these clips on the timeline, it will playback in true slowmo.
Hope that helps.