I’m just looking for some clarity on how to best handle different frame rates between AE and FCP 5.1.4.
I have HVX200 footage shot at 720P, 24PN. I thought this would give me true 24fps, but it seems to be 23.98 in FCP (23.976). I’m editing at 23.98 FCP (23.976), but I will need to deliver this as standard D1, 720×486, 29.97 interlaced for broadcast.
This is where I get confused. I’m using some of this footage in AE to create the intro, transitions, lower thirds, etc. I’m wondering when is the best time to convert to 29.97?
Should I create comps at 23.976 in AE to match the footage, then output at 29.97 with fields? Or should I output at 23.976 and convert it somewhere else? In other words, should I edit and assemble everything at 23.976 and convert the entire edit to 29.97 when it’s all done? If so, what’s the best way to convert the entire piece to 29.97 interlaced?
I’ve also been given a pre-shot sequence at 29.97 interlaced, that will need to go into the final edit.
Any tips on this will be greatly appreciated..
8core MacPro, 3.0 GHZ, 10GB RAM, OSX 10.5.2