Re: Practical telecine questions

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Date: Tue Mar 30 2010 - 17:02:36 PDT

 It depends what the final form will take. If you want each film frame to end up as one video frame, transfer at 24P. Then you can double each frame for slow motion, or double each third frame to convert 18 to 24, just like on an optical printer.
If you want the film to run at normal video speed and represent the normal film speed, then transfer at 29.97, but in that case you have to account for 3:2 pulldown, and you will get ghosting and interpolated frames.
The other option would be to transfer to PAL at 25i. Then you will get interlaced video, with each film frame resolving to one video frame (in fact two half frames).

At 15:11 -0700 30/03/10, Myron Ort wrote:
My thinking was, if transferred at 29.97 then in fcp choose 15fps then every frame will appear twice, similar to what happens if optically printed to reduce speed.


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