Formats that capture complete (progressive) video frames at 24 frames per second
have received a lot of attention lately. This is because 24p video uses the same frame
rate as film, and it scans images progressively. For example, a 24 fps,1920 x 1080,
progressively scanned video format closely matches the resolution of a 35 mm film
theater distribution print. For the first time since the invention of television,
moviemakers can choose video instead of film without suffering significant resolution
loss or having to cope with frame-rate conversions.
There are many ways to record 24p video within other frame rates. For more
information, see Appendix C, “
Working with 24p Video
,” on page 417.