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  • Wed, Jan 18 2012 9:56 PM

    • ashleyb
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    Mix of Non-drop and Drop Frame - How to Convert?

    Hi folks,

    For some bizzare reason (if anyone can suggest a cause please do) the SXS footage brought into our project has a mix of drop and non-drop frame timecodes. It was all ingested at the same time and into the same project so I assume this was an error during recording or a faulty camera.  In any case we need to convert the drop frame clips to non-drop so that we can multicam group.  Can we convert these clips in Avid?  

    I've never dealt with this issue in Avid before so any insight would be tremendously helpful.  Thank you!

     

    PS. Please mention if you think this could be an error when ingesting as opposed to on set so that our post-department can correct it in the future! Thanks!

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  • Wed, Jan 18 2012 10:13 PM In reply to

    Re: Mix of Non-drop and Drop Frame - How to Convert?

    Hi,

    Drop/non-drop isn't a different frame rate, it's just a different way of counting frames.  If I remember correctly, you can switch your sequence from drop to non-drop and back by highlighting the sequence start time in the bin and pressing the ; key.  If that's wrong (or if it's changed), I'm sure someone who knows for sure will chime in soon.

    ciao,
    Carl 

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  • Wed, Jan 18 2012 11:04 PM In reply to

    • TCurren
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    Re: Mix of Non-drop and Drop Frame - How to Convert?

    It's an error at the recording end. Probably different cameras had different settings.

     

    I am assuming everything is 30 frame then since there is NO drop frame in 24. I haven't done enough multicam to know whether you can group non drop and drop frame tapes, but I don't see why it would be an issue. My guess would be you would have to group by inpoints as oppossed to TC, since they won't really match anyway.

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  • Wed, Jan 18 2012 11:15 PM In reply to

    • Patrick
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    Re: Mix of Non-drop and Drop Frame - How to Convert?

    There are a couple of timecode converter apps for iphone.  Download one of those, convert the DF to NDF and modify your master clips accordingly.

     

    I have a Framemaster II for such chores, but I'm old-school like that. Geeked

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  • Wed, Jan 18 2012 11:24 PM In reply to

    • TCurren
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    Re: Mix of Non-drop and Drop Frame - How to Convert?

    Sony's EX browser software might also allow you to change the TC of the files, never tried it.

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