This post introduces an easy and quick way of converting 60p/30p footage to 24p files maintaining original quality as much as possible.
What’s the best way to convert 60p/30p to 24p on Mac?
“Hello guys! I shot with a Panasonic Lumix FZ200 in both 60p and 30p, and I wanted to import them to FCP 7 for post-production. Before bring the 60p/30p files into FCP7, I needed a third party solution to down-convert them to 24p. Can anyone tell me if you know a good batch converter that has success at converting 60p/30p video to 24p? All suggestions/opinions are appreciated! Thanks!”
In fact there are many quicker ways of transcoding 60p/30p footage to 24p but HD Video Converter is the most impressive for the best looking end results. Working well as a 60p/30p to 24p video converter, it is able to down-convert 60p to 25p if you want PAL, but keep 60p at 23.98 for NTSC.
You can download a demo version (for both, PC and Mac) to have a try. They are not free but it is totally worth it.
[60p/30p to 24p] – How to down-convert 60p/30p video to 24p files?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional 60p/30p to 24p Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select output format depending on your end use
For example, if you need to convert 60p/30p video to 24p for editing in FCP 7, you can choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format. From the Format bar, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target.
More than ProRes, this app also supports converting 60p/30p video to 24p files in format of DNxHD .mov, AIC .mov, HDV .mov, DVCPRO .mov, DV AVI, MP4, and more fitting for various uses.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Set video frame rate to 23.976 fps, 24 fps or 25fps
You can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. To convert 60p/30p to 24p, simply set video frame rate to 23.976 fps, 24 fps or 25fps.
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start 60p/30p to 24p conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated 24p files for editing, sharing, etc.
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