Next version of Final Cut Express.

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  1. JSF macrumors member

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    I was just wondering what the possibility of the next version of FCE supporting 24p? With all the new consumer cameras shooting in 24p I am hoping this is in the next update. I am curious because I want to purchase the HV40 when it comes out and 24p is a feature I would like to take advantage of. FCS is overkill for me.
     
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    FCE can edit 24p.

    24p from consumer cams like the HV20/30/40 record 24p in a 60i stream using a 3:2 pulldown. As far as FCE is concerned, it is 60i and can be editing in a standard 29.97 timeline.

    What FCE can't do is remove the pulldown and edit in a 23.976 timeline. I'd say there is an extremely small chance of 23.976 support in the next FCE.
     
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    I hope your wrong, but I believe you are probably right. Since imovie 09 was just released and it does not support 24p. I was just hoping that it would be supported in consumer editing software as its becoming more available on consumer cameras. I guess I will have to go buy $1,200 professional software if I want to use 24p out of my consumer camera. I know you can import it in to FCE but it won't have the look with out removing the pull down correct? Thanks for your reply.
     
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    you CAN use 24p in FCE as long as it has the 3:2 pulldown intact. it will look exactly the same. you aren't losing anything by keeping the 3:2 pulldown.
     
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    Thanks bigbossbmb for the help. Sorry for all the questions. I am new to all of this. So if I leave the pull down intact it will still look like 24p video?
     
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    One more question bigbossbmb, why would one remove the pull down if it looks the same?
     
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    to deliver a 24fps output for film
    more efficient DVD/web encoding (20% of the bitrate no longer used on redundant fields)
    to ensure a consistent pulldown throughout the entire timeline

    for consumer purposes, though, these aren't really a big deal.
     
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