I just finished a short project which was mostly 24p (23.976) but had a few shots which were 29.97 interlaced. I edited it on a 24p timeline (I dragged the 24p clip to the "new timeline" icon to get started. I then had a few clips which I wanted to include but were 29.97. I followed Andrew Kramer's tutorial on frame-rate conversion and got outstanding results converting the 29.97 to 23.976 which dropped right into my timeline.
Was this an ideal way to work with mixed frame rates (progressing and interlaced, not just different progressive speeds)? I've read that the output should determine the final rendering which in my case will most always be DVD. I've been reading about the 24p Pulldown which looked like it might be easier to just use an interlaced timeline with the pull down on the 24p clips but then I've also read that there are 24p and 24pa clips that are different. Am I making this more complicated than it really is?
Are the original clips standard or high definition?
Hi Jim, Thanks for replying. It's all HD. This particular project was mostly Panasonic AVCHD 29.97 footage. The few clips I decided to add were from a Canon t2i shot at 24p. Of course if I intend to mix them they should match but in case I run into this again I thought I better ask what the workflow should be.