Why 24p Video?

The proliferation of high definition (HD) video standards and the desire for worldwide broadcast distribution have created a demand for a video standard that can be easily converted to all other standards. Additionally, a standard 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 progressive scanning 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.