Working with 24p Video and 24 fps EDLs

Cinema Tools provides several tools that are useful when editing 24p video.

The proliferation of high definition (HD) video standards and the desire for worldwide distribution have created a demand for a video standard that can be easily converted to all other standards. Additionally, a format that translates well to film, providing an easy, high-quality method of originating and editing on video and finishing on film, is needed.

24p video provides all this. It uses the same 24 fps rate as film, making it possible to take advantage of existing conversion schemes to create NTSC and PAL versions of your project. It uses a progressive scanning scheme and usually an HD image to create an output well suited to being projected on large screens and converted to film.

Additionally, 24p video makes it possible to produce high-quality 24 fps telecine transfers from film. These are very useful when you intend to broadcast the final product in multiple standards.

Note: Several of the features mentioned here are included with Final Cut Pro and do not require Cinema Tools; however, these features are described here because they relate to working with 24p video, which is of specific interest to many filmmakers.