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#1 Sean Elder

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:53 PM

I know that more seasoned editors can look at footage and smell out how long it would take for a basic export to DVD for a simple viewing, but how would you count a film/video piece in frames? Like for instance: I have a 7 min short that I would like to dump down to a DVD to watch at my leisure and for display, but how long is that in frames?
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#2 Jim Hyslop

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:35 AM

Google "free time timecode calculator" and you'll find several applications which will help. I use Peter Gray's "Free Time" calculator. (By the way, that's Peter D. Gray, a software developer, not the cinematographer Peter Gray, ASC).

Edited by Jim Hyslop, 05 February 2009 - 12:39 AM.

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#3 Steve McBride

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 07:26 PM

Depends on the framerate you shoot...

24 fps
24 * 60 * 7 = 10,080 frames

30 fps
30 * 60 * 7 = 12,600 frames

etc.
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