Resolved 25p footage, export to 24p?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by salacious, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. salacious, Apr 9, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2012

    salacious macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2011
    hi all, i have AE cs5 and fcpx, but in FCPX i can't figure out how to export to 24p?

    any ideas?
  2. hvfsl macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2001
    London, UK
    Why do you want to export at 24p? It will only make the footage look worse (you will ether have to slow down the video slightly or drop frames).
  3. floh macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2011
    Stuttgart, Germany
    I suppose you know what you are doing, exporting a project at 24 fps when it is made from 25 fps footage? So I'm not gonna comment on that...

    FCPX only exports to the settings your project is in. And from what I've seen, you can not change the frame rate of a project that already contains footage. But you can go with a simple workaround: Mark everything in your project and cut it (Command-X). Go to the project settings (Command-J) and click on the tiny wrench at the bottom right of your inspector. You can set several frame rates, including 24p. Now paste everything back in (Command-V) and it should stay in 24p.

    However, then your whole project will be in that frame rate and you will lose quality with all footage that has been shot at a different rate.

    Edit in one frame rate and then export to another is not possible to my knowledge. You will need to spend the 50 bucks on Compressor to do that. FCPX is not that powerful on export settings, because it relies on Compressor for more advanced users.
  4. salacious thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2011
    never mind, its for a project I'm doing, i have to fill in reports for different methods used, I already got compressor, but after some discussion iv decided against the methods of converting the frame rate, as 25p is almost the same as 24p i will put that in my argument.

    I was only asking as I have never converted frame rates.

    but thanks for the input.

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