I know I'm gonna get a lot of flack from the so called 24p experts, but here I go anyway...................
First of all, I don't have any interest in shooting and working with 24p other than the technical challenge. I recently shot and tested 24p editing as an experiment. This is what I've found:
You don't need to use Pulldown.exe. You can use the latest version of Decomb with Avisynth. It's smart enough to remove all interlaces frames. It will even do the entire tape at once. No need for scene detection captures. You don't even have to save it to a intermediate codec. You can import the script into Premiere Timeline via AVSPlugin. You can import the script into Vegas Timeline via VFAPIConvereter, or any NLE for that matter. Here is the simple script I used with 100% success and perfect audio sync:
Code:LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\Filters\Decomb.dll") video=MPEG2Source("PF24.d2v") audio=MPASource("PF24 MPA PID 814 DELAY -220ms.mpa") AudioDub(video,audio) AssumeTFF() Telecide() Decimate()