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What timeline for 16mm footage?


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#1 AdamBray

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 09:55 AM

I got back my first test roll of 16mm footage from Cinelab I have ever shot. Looks pretty good on my camera from what I can see.

What kind of timeline do I put this on when I caputure it? It's a mix of 24fps and 64fps if that matters.

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#2 Jim Simon

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 12:04 PM

Chances are the telecine process put all your footage at the standard video rate of 29.97. The 24 fps would have the 2:3 pulldown, and the 64 fps would be in slow motion.

So if it came back on a MiniDV, use a DV preset in your NLE. If it came back Uncompressed on hard drive, maybe use an HD preset in your NLE.
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#3 Michael Collier

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 02:49 PM

I always ask for the footage to be transfered at 30fps. That is, the lab just assumes I was shooting for video with no telecine. That way every frame of film corresponds to one frame on video. Then I make a 23.976 timeline and bring the footage in. Then tell the software to interpret as 23.976. The software automatically puts in the pulldown, and I don't need to concern myself with cuttin on a combined frame. It makes the edit intuitive, I mean, one frame on the timeline = one frame on film. Its much simpler than looking at a 29.97 timeline with 24fps footage on it.
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