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    • moose1184
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    23.98 to 59.94 Online / Offline HDCam Workflow


    I would like to verify a workflow for a project I'm starting that will be shot on a CineAlta F900 HDCam along with a couple of Sony HVR-V10U HDV cameras.  We would like to shoot 23.98 / 1080p for the aesthic "look" of 24fps footage, but ultimately our output will be a 1080i / 59.94 HDCam master.  In addition, we want to do an SD offline for all of the editing (DV25) and then HD online to DNX-145.  The offline will be done in Xpress Pro 5.7, and we will have an Adrenaline / Media Composer for the online. 

    The V10U cameras shoot "24p over 60i," so I'll have no problem digitizing those tapes into a 1080i / 59.94 project and then batching from them later.  My concern is with digitizing the 23.98 tapes, with pulldown, into the 59.94 project.  I'll be using a JH-3 for this, and my only worry is that, after doing the pulldown to 29.97 timecode, I will have trouble when I try to online because all of the TC in the system will be 29.97, and the TC on the tapes will be 23.98.  I have had this problem before, although it was with a different HD-Cam deck, and the only way to circumvent it was to tediously adjust clip start times so that they didn't start between the 24th and 29th frame.  Does the JH-3 (or any other deck) "read" the 29.97 timecode and understand how to go back and pull from the 23.98 tape?  I have read mixed things about this on the forums and could really use clarification on the process.

    Unfortunately, I don't have the equipment necessary to test this workflow, so any insight / experience is appreciated, and given my shooting format / destination format, if someone has a better approach altogether I'd love to hear it.



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    • hbrock
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    Re: 23.98 to 59.94 Online / Offline HDCam Workflow

    The JH-3 can add 3:2 pulldown to the output.  I'm pretty sure it can also output a 29.97 TC while doing so but you'll have to dig into the manual or the settings on the deck to find that function.

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