Editing in 60i, ignoring pulldown removal, exporting to 24p
Hey all --
I was trying the "remove pulldown after editing" trick described in the sticky, using the batch file to properly guess pulldown of all the clips... but in the end, After Effects just wasn't allowing me to output anything (it would just crash or have out of memory errors when trying to export to Quicktime). So I gave up and just rendered the pulldown-less files right out of Premiere (the 60i timeline in which I dropped all my non-pulldowned 24p files onto).
And ya know, the results actually weren't that bad. If you go through the footage frame-by-frame, you can definitely see instances in which there's occasional ghosting from improper cadence guessing. But just watching it as a video, especially for the web, you'd have to be REALLY looking to tell (especially when the footage is all handheld and jittery anyway hehe).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln3VLqUHgzA"]YouTube - Sophie Goes to the Zoo[/ame]
^^ Embedded Youtube doesn't really show HD; to see the real HD, you have to double-click on the video above to be taken to the YouTube site, THEN click HD to watch in HD.
Lately, I've realized that 30p might be my favorite option overall, so in the future this might all be moot. But I think all the home-movie-style 24p footage I've shot so far is probably "good enough" to not bother with pulldown for now. Has anyone else come to the same lazy conclusion?
Note: I'm playing with the Cineform NeoScene trial, but the avis it creates are big and choppy in my NLEs, and I can't get any media player to play them natively (outside of Premiere or After Effects). I even installed the Neoplayer codec, but it didn't seem to make a difference. (Plus the files are huge compared to the m2t originals, of course, though not as big as the hv20pulldown by-hand version.) Editing M2Ts are such a joy -- they play smooth as silk (at least as smooth as SD DV files) and can be edited soooo quickly.
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