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  • Avid Trim To Fill with Multiple Frame Rates

    Posted by Reena Mang on January 25, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I am in a 23.98 UHD project with shot footage and archival footage in multiple frame rates – 48, 24, 29.97, 30, 25, etc. I use trim-to-fill often, but I’m seeing that when I promote a clip, trim-to-fill will work on some frame rates (29.97 & 25) but not on others.
    Does anyone know why this is & if there is an easy settings change to get trim-to-fill to work on the other frame rates?
    Thank you,

    Boston Cainfra replied 1 year, 1 month ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Muhammad Ahmad

    April 4, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    The reason why trim-to-fill may not work on some frame rates when promoting a clip is due to the difference in the number of frames per second between the source footage and the timeline. When you promote a clip, it’s being interpreted at the frame rate of the timeline, and if the frame rates don’t match, you may experience issues with trim-to-fill.

    To resolve this issue, you can try changing the frame rate of the timeline to match the frame rate of the source footage before promoting the clip. You can also try using time remapping or speed adjustments to adjust the timing of the source footage so that it matches the frame rate of the timeline.

    Another option is to use a third-party plugin or software that can handle frame rate conversions more seamlessly, such as Adobe Media Encoder or DaVinci Resolve.

    Ultimately, the best approach will depend on your specific workflow and the requirements of your project. I recommend experimenting with different methods to see what works best for you.

  • Boston Cainfra

    May 5, 2023 at 3:07 am

    Hello

    The trim-to-fill issue that occurs when promoting a clip is caused by differences in the number of frames per second between the source footage and the timeline. To fix this, you can change the frame rate of the timeline or use time remapping or speed adjustments to match the timing. Alternatively, you can use third-party software that handles frame rate conversions better. The best approach will depend on your workflow and project requirements. It’s best to experiment with different methods to find the most suitable one.

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