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Canon HF M500 footage should be 23.98 but says it's 29.97.

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I've already brought the footage in via the log and transfer function and created Pro Res files.  The camera setting was 24p but it comes in as 29.97.  Any help appreciated.  Thanks.

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,385 points)

    Did you record in AVCHD? From the owners manual, when recording in AVCHD, the 24 fps rate is recorded as 60i:

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    So you are getting the correct result.  To get true 24 progressive frames per second you must record in the MP4 mode (which will not use Log & Transfer).



  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,805 points)

    I think that if you will be able to remove pulldown after you do the log and transfer using compressor (or perhaps within fcp).  haven't done it with this camera, and hopefully Meg the Dog or someone else will pipe up with an authoritative answer. 

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,805 points)

    you can remove pulldown in compressor if the material is true 24p and if the pulldown is in a standard "cadence."


    Duplicate the appropriate preset and in the encoder panel in video settings change the frame rate to 23.976 fps.  You have to do this manually, as for some reason or other, 24p is not on the list of available frame rates.


    In the frame controls panel, enable the frame controls and in Output Fields, set it to progressive


    and in Deinterlace set it to reverse telecine.


    Rate conversion should be set to 100% of source.


    I don't think there are any issues with the quality settings, but can't hurt to set them to best.


    You can just process a short test in compressor by setting an in and out in the preview window. 


    You'll need to step through the exported quikctime to make sure each frame is discrete. 


    If you're not familiar with compressor and need further help, let me know.


    Good Luck


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