Final Cut Pro 6 - Removing Advanced Pull-Down

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Removing Advanced Pull-Down

Advanced pull-down is an in-camera or in-deck method of embedding 23.98 fps video
within 29.97 fps video. It uses the same principles as traditional film-to-video telecine
3:2 pull-down, but it uses a slightly more complex 2:3:3:2 pattern that is more efficient
for computer editing systems to remove. Advanced pull-down is used in video
recording systems to achieve 23.98 fps within a 29.97 fps format. Film is not transferred
using advanced pull-down. Formats that support advanced pull-down include
Panasonic DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, and DVCPRO HD. Because film is not involved,
Cinema Tools is not necessary when working with this kind of footage.

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Chapter 12

Working with Film and Cinema Tools



Note: Many of these video camcorders also have a traditional 3:2 pull-down mode. If
your goal is to edit at 23.98 fps, there is no value in using this mode because you can’t
take advantage of advanced pull-down removal in Final Cut Pro. If you accidentally
shoot in this mode and you want to remove the pull-down, you will have to use the
Cinema Tools Reverse Telecine feature.

For more information, see Appendix C, “

Working with 24p Video

,” on page 417.