Working and Changing Different Frame Rates

How to change framerates or footage interpretation

(MAC OS X) USING APPLE CINEMA TOOLS TO LOSSLESSLY CHANGE FRAMERATE

If you have Final Cut Studio then you have a copy of Cinema Tools

Open Cinema Tools

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If a window pops up about creating a catalog, ignore it.

Batch Conform

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Go up to menu File > Batch Conform. Choose your footage folder.

Conform your files

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Select just one file and hit OK. Choose your desired frame rate and hit Conform.

Find your new files

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It will take a few seconds to go through all the clips. They will be in the original folder in a new folder called “Conformed”. You can either leave them there or move them back out again.

(WINDOWS) USING CINEMARTIN CINEC TO RECONFORM YOUR FILES

Download Cinec from http://www.cinemartin.com/cinec/. You can use the Free or Pro versions.

Choose your files/folder

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Select File > Add/Open Files/s and choose your clips.

Check your original file format

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You will now havea list of the imported files. The framerate should read 25.

Change the output type

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Select all clips. In the Common Preset dropdown menu, change this to your desired format. Apple ProRes (LT) matches the original’s format.

Next go up to the FPS and type in your desired value. Note: If you type in 23.976 and hit enter, this will display 24. Do not worry, it will encode to the correct value. Finally choose a directory for your processed file.

Repeat for all clips. Hit Encode.

Check out the results

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Once the files have processed, your Movie FPS and Duration will be different. This shows that you have the same frames but they are playing back at a different speed.

(AFTER EFFECTS) FOOTAGE INTERPRETATION IN ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

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Select one clip in the Project window. Right-click and choose Interpret Footage > Main.

Change Frame Rate

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In the Frame Rate set the “Conform to frame rate” to the desired rate. Hit OK.

Copy the settings to the other clips

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Right-click on the footage again. Choose Interpret Footage > Remember Interpretation.

Select the other clips. Choose Interpret Footage > Apply Interpretation. Your clips are now ready to use.

(PREMIERE PRO) FOOTAGE INTERPRETATION IN ADOBE PREMIERE PRO

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Select all clips in the bin. Choose Modify > Interpret Footage.

Change the frame rate

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Change “Assume this frame rate” to your desired format. Premiere Pro will shorten this to two digits, but 23.976 will register correctly.

Hit OK and Premiere Pro will do the rest.

(FINAL CUT PRO X) CHANGING INTERPRETATION IN FINAL CUT PRO X

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Select your clip(s) on the timeline. Go to the Retiming menu and choose Conform.

Check the clips in the timeline

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Your clip on the timeline will shrink or grow to meet the timeline’s framerate.

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