Skip navigation

Editing 24p that's shot in 60i: remove pulldown or not?

813 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2012 8:55 AM by phatty82 RSS
Cristobal Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
Currently Being Moderated
May 13, 2012 9:09 AM

I'm going to edit some 24p footage, which is 60i with a 3:2 pulldown. If I reverse/remove the pulldown before editing, I know I can edit it in native 24p, but since it was recorded in 60i, I can also keep the pulldown and edit it as 60i video, right?


My options are:

1. Remove 3:2 pulldown before editing and edit in 24p

2. Don't remove 3:2 pulldown; edit in 60i


Does the quality get affected at all if you take out 3:2 pulldown in order to edit in 24p? I'd like to preserve quality. When you edit 24p/60i video, do you ever edit it in a 60i timeline?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Canon Vixia M300
  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)

    What is the final destination of this video?  Where will be be shown?  TV where 60i is still the broadcast standard?  Then edit'll be fine.  For the web where interlaced *****?  Then reverse pulldown and edit at 24p.  Or does your deliverable for TV require a 24p master (mine do)...if so...reverse that pulldown.

  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)

    Quality is not affected.  Extraneous frames are removed...that is all.

  • phatty82 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Remove the pulldown and edit in 24p. That'll preserve your options for highest quality. If you edit in 60i, then all your transitions, effects, lower 3rds, titles etc. will be 60i. If you ever go to remove the pulldown after that, then you'll introduce all kinds of artifacting on those elements.


    Also, you should remove the pulldown before making any edits to your footage. Once you start editing, you break the cadence, which will cause problems when removing the pulldown.


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.