I have to admit I never pay much attention in the process of creating 24p footage on DVD. Recently I start shooting 24p with DSLR. Now it's time to output to DVD.
Correct me if I'm wrong. For my understanding, we can work with 24p footage on DVD by either method.
(1) Encode to MPEG-2 with 2-3 pulldown (hard telecine) added. The resulting footage is 29.97.
(2) Encode to 23.976fps MPEG-2. Author the DVD. During playback, depends on the capability of DVD player, some can insert the 2:3 pulldown on the fly. For those progressive DVD players connect to HDTV, it will play back the pure 24p.
Is it true?
Or (3) is all 24p DVD encoded like in (1), then the DVD player remove pulldowns on the fly during playback?