In the second posting on this


In the second posting on this thread, Jamie said, " Actually, the TV standard is 29.97 frames per second, but that's not important in this discussion. " . . . . Apparently it is important because of the misconception that video frame rates are actually 24 or 30 or 60 or whatever. In the USA video world, for instance, what is commonly refered to as 24 frames per second is in actuallity 23.976 frames per second. This is apparently a carry over from the NTSC analog days when it was necessary to shift the video sync frequency just far enough away from the color sampling frequency so that they didn't interfere with each other. But continually mentioning the actual frame rates would cumbersome, and so the " generic " is used. For most folks it doesn't really matter since they have no way to differentiate between 24 and 23.976 so long as they stay within the video realm. How the gear handles this is transparent to most videographers. But if one were to actually want to convert their video project to film, let's say, the difference needs to be taken into account . . . . . but that would be the responsibility of the technician running the digital to film transfer, and he would be well aware of what it takes to accomplish this.    So for our purposes we need only to consider 24 or 25 or 30 or 50 or 60 frames per second . . . . . and Jamie is right.

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