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Stupid Question, Need Quick answer
Old 29th August 2007
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Stupid Question, Need Quick answer

Ok, I am doing my first location sound gig in a bout a year or so. We are just recording standard def. NTSC. using cannon xl2's. I totally forgot what standard frame rate is? I know shame on me. Is It, 29.97 Drop Frame, or 29.97 Drop Frame? I think it is drop frame but I cant know for sure. thanks for helping me out
Old 29th August 2007
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Originally Posted by maddog View Post
Is It, 29.97 Drop Frame, or 29.97 Drop Frame?
well, given the choices...i'd say.....

we don't know. why would we?

ask the post supervisor, editor, director............

ND is standard, DF is for broadcast. but ask someone who is part of the project.
Old 29th August 2007
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Does the Cannon XL2 even have SMPTE timecode in/out?

Check with the cameraperson or DP if you're chasing/jamming to their TC. If you're recording single-system, then you probably don't have to worry about TC formats.

If you're recording double-system with a smart-slate, but without TC-capable cameras, you should touch base with the post-production supervisor or picture editor.
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