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  • Export Question: Transcoding a 23.976p cartoon to 59.94p. How do?

    Posted by David Bowen on March 13, 2024 at 10:29 pm

    Hello community! Got a bit of a tough situation here and what little info I’ve been able to find on this online is often contradictory. Hopefully I have better luck here!

    So, I need to convert frame rates without affecting runtime. My starting asset specs are as follows:

    1920x1080p 23.976 ProRes 422HQ

    And I need to convert to the following specs:

    1280x720p 59.94pXDCAM EX 4:2:0, mxf wrapped.

    This is my first time doing a conversion like this. Can someone walk me through the export settings I need to make this work? And should I first export as 29.97 then bring that back in and export again as 59.94, or will it work if I just drop the 23.98 video into a 59.94 sequence?

    All advice appreciated.


    Eric Santiago
    replied 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    March 14, 2024 at 2:38 am

    Hey David,

    You are doing a pull-down from 23.98 to 29.97 or a 59.94 sequence.
    You are also “down-converting” the quality of your original PreRes file.

    As I’ve not seen the footage, my gut feeling is to suggest that you pop your 23.98 fps master file into a 1280x720p 59.94p XDCAM EX 4:2:0 sequence. Then export is as MXF.

    Afterwards you have to watch through for motion flicker and/or glitches.

    But it might be worth asking why you are using a “camera format” in a lower resoltuion to export to?
    Also check whether the 59.94p format in reality is 29.97?
    Where each frame is split into two “fields” that are scanned as a progressive format – in other words, you are still running 29.97 fps, but some manufacturers back in the early days, liked to call it 59.94 because of the way the scan worked.

    As said, if you export it out of a timeline in PPro, and it passes the QC test, then you don’t have to worry. Please, do remember to turn on the speakers when watching it, unless your film is mute.

    I am know that there is other, and smarter people here who can give you some insights.


  • Eric Santiago

    March 14, 2024 at 12:59 pm

    I’ve had some success just using AME.

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