Recently I have been working with footage that is running at 29.97fps and my issue is that some of my timelines are set to run 30fps. While not normally a problem, if I copy footage from a 29.97 timeline to one of the 30fps timelines I find tiny little gaps in my footage. The 30fps timelines are set up as such to incorporate 30fps SWF files from Adobe Captivate. The 29.97 footage gets copy+pasted in as a time saver since certain bits of footage get reused. (I'm fairly sure that the fps mismatch causes it but I am just curious if anyone else has run into this and if they have a clever workaround for it.)
I'm able to just manually edit these little gaps out pretty easily, my problem is that as I move footage along the gaps will reappear and in some cases I think they actually get bigger even if I have deleted ripples and manually moved the entire timline over. So I find myself spot checking my sequences very carefully quite often.
Here is a screenshot of one such gap, I've zoomed in all the way so you can see how tiny it is. This one occured on the site of a cross dissolve. Previously the two clips had been connected when they were on the 29.97 frame timeline. So I guess my overall question is if there is a way to keep these from splitting when I put them onto a 30fps timeline.
This isn't a crippling problem, but it sure is annoying and I wanted to see if anyone else has dealt with it.
This is normal when working with two different frame rates. I'm afraid the only two solutions are to fix the gaps manually, or to stop working with different frame rates.