Chapter 5. Removing Pulldown Frames with Cinema Tools

<authorgroup>NOAH KADNER</authorgroup>

Cinema Tools was once a third-party application used primarily to ingest material shot on film and telecined to video into Final Cut Pro. Foreseeing that this program could have many additional uses, Apple bought Cinema Tools and incorporated it into FCP. One of the most important features of Cinema Tools is the ability to work with the 3:2 pulldown frames created by 24p cameras.

First, let’s review why you would want to remove pulldown frames from your video. Material shot on a 24p DV camera is actually 24 progressive frames per second plus a 3:2 pulldown. 3:2 pulldown is a method of adding interlaced frames to the progressive footage in order to create ...

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