Latest post Thu, Jun 12 2014 4:02 PM by Job ter Burg. 1 replies.
Page 1 of 1 (2 items)
Sort Posts: Previous Next
  • Thu, Jun 12 2014 3:47 PM

    24P Image Sequence to 59.94i Avid Project?

    Hi All,

    I recently encountered a problem that may be familiar to some of you. Our situation: we had an image sequence (PNG) rendered from After Effects. The correct playback rate of the image sequence is 23.976 FPS. However, we wanted to import this image sequence into a 1080i/59.94 Avid project. Our hope was that when we imported the 24P sequence within MC, it would automatically apply 3:2 pulldown, just as it does with a 24P Quicktime file (when importing it into a 59.94i project). Of course, when you do this, MC assumes the image sequence should be played at the project framerate (29.97 FPS in this case), so it plays back much too fast.

    Our solution was to apply a Timewarp effect to the clip after we cut it into a sequence. The following settings produced the correct playback speed and pulldown cadence:

    Type: Both Fields

    Source: Progressive

    Output: Film With 2:3 Pulldown

    Speed: 80.00%

    I'm sure a lot of you already know this little trick, but hopefully this post will help someone out in the future.


    -Jason Stoughton


    Jason Stoughton
    RTPO Creative Director/Towne Group
    Defense Media Activity


  • Thu, Jun 12 2014 4:02 PM In reply to

    Re: 24P Image Sequence to 59.94i Avid Project?

    Or just import the file into a 24p project, open the 59.94i project, open the bin from the 24p project and splice the shot into your timeline. Motion adapter will be applied automatically.

    Media Composer Symphony | PT Ultimate | Win10 HPZ | OSX MBP | ISIS5000 [view my complete system specs]
Page 1 of 1 (2 items)

© Copyright 2011 Avid Technology, Inc.  Terms of Use |  Privacy Policy |  Site Map |  Find a Reseller