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  • workflow

     Darby Edelen updated 13 years ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • carl caprino

    January 26, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Hi,

    I was wondering if you could answer a question for me? I followed the workflow as below. I shot footage on a Panasonic AG DVX100 a in 24p mode ( not 24 p advance) I am using FCP with a 29.97 timeline and plan to out put to DVD. I have a couple of questions:

    1- If you remove pulldown for After Effects and your composition consists of say three clips of 24p footage. I understand to remove the pulldown for each clip, but when you go to render it out which phase would you put back in if they were all different?

    2- I under stand the removal of the pulldown, but doesn’t transfer from a 29.97 timeline for output to NTSC DVD take care of that?

    3- I’m using the Dv,DVCpro codec should I be using the animation codec. I read that you don’t have to render the DV/DVCpro codec and it has a low recompression rate.

    Thanks for any help you can give me,

    Carl

    1. capture footage
    2. edit the footage (making sure not to cut on any SPLIT frames)
    3. export sections of footage you want to work in AE with
    4. when the footage is in AE, go Interpret Footage>Main
    5. make sure that the Separate Fields is set for Lower
    6. hit the “Guess 3:2 Pulldown” button
    7. after doing composition work (using a 29.97 FPS composition), render, enabling field render and re-inserting the correct 3:2 pulldown phase
    8. replace in the FCP project

  • Darby Edelen

    January 26, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    [carl caprino] “1. capture footage
    2. edit the footage (making sure not to cut on any SPLIT frames)”

    I think it would generally make it easier if you remove the pulldown before you start any editing at all, then there is no chance of editing on split frames.

    [carl caprino] “7. after doing composition work (using a 29.97 FPS composition), render, enabling field render and re-inserting the correct 3:2 pulldown phase”

    After the footage has had its pulldown removed its frame rate will be 23.976, I can’t think of any reason why you would want to do your work in a 29.97 composition. Work in a 23.976fps comp. If you add the pulldown back in on render the resulting file will be 29.97fps.

    I’m not that familiar with FCP, but I imagine that it should have some sort of option for adding a pulldown into a sequence during the Print To Tape function. If this is the case then you shouldn’t add the pulldown back in via AE. The only reason you want to go back to 29.97fps is because it is necessary to print your footage to 29.97 tape (unless you’re working with HD tapes that support 24fps).

    Basically, you want to remove the pulldown as soon as possible in your workflow and only add one back in when you have to print to tape.

    Darby Edelen
    Designer
    Left Coast Digital
    Santa Cruz, CA

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