Originally Posted by dnoyeB
I recently found out my PF24 is not at all 24p. Its a 24p fittted into a 60i format.
Should I just shoot in 60i to begin with and do any conversions to 24p in editing? Or will it be easier if I shoot in PF24 and let the editor simply remove the pulldown to get 24p?
If you sure you need 24fps, then in order of preference:
1) native 24p
2) PF24, then remove pulldown, then edit resulting 24p
3) whatever else frame rate you have, convert to 24p.
#3 looks from passable to downright crappy depending on original frame rate and conversion process.
If you are serious about 24fps then get a proper camera that can record native 24p. It is not like we live in 2007 when the only consumer cam with 24p was the HV20 (and it had it as PF24).
With #2 you will get true 24p after removing pulldown (for luma, chroma will likely still be interlaced and you will need to smoothen it vertically). Good tools cost money, and conversion takes time. Also, you waste one generation of the video.
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