How do I capture and edit "24 fps" video in FCP?
There are several formats of video people call “24p”:
- true 24p
To capture this, you’ll have to create special capture and sequence presets. But it’s a very rare format.
This is more a much more common frame rate. Use the appropriate capture and sequence preset. (Note: FCP calls 23.976 “23.98” for some odd reason).
- 24p with pulldown (actually 29.97 fps, aka 59.94 fields/sec, aka “60i”)
Capture and edit using 60i presets.
- 24p “advanced” (2:3:3:2 cadence – actually 29.97 fps, aka 59.94 fields/sec, aka “60i”)
Use the capture preset in FCP titled “DV NTSC 48 kHz Advanced (2:3:3:2) Pulldown Removal”. This preset will capture at 29.97 (that’s what the actual recording on tape is), but remove the redundant frames added by the camcorder to make the video 23.976 fps (notice the box is checked that says “Remove Advanced Pulldown and/or Duplicate frames During Capture From FireWire Sources”)
Use the appropriate “23.98” sequence format.