View Full Version : Framerate + Non/Drop Frame + 4:3 or 16:9???

solar power
07-10-2003, 04:47 PM
Simple question but..

For best results do I set the frame rate in LightWave to 29.9 instead of 30

and use NTSC ND (D1 4:3) in my compositing app:

FrameRate 29.97
TimeCode Mode 30 FPS ND

or should I be rendering out of LW at 30 FPS and use NTSC DF (D1 4:3)

or NTSC 16:9?? nondrop or drop?? I need to end up with a good resolution
composite that will end up in all formats (SVCD, DVD, NTSC, MPEG).
Does the frame rate matter if I'm rendering tga32 image sequences??

Pardon the newbie question. Thanks for the help.



07-12-2003, 02:16 PM
I work with NTSC D1.

LW render - camera put in D1 format 720x486 (30 fps)
Field Rendering ODD-LOW FIELD

If you make a compositing using AfterFX, Combustion or DF etc

Import your LW frame sequence as 30fps (low field-odd).
and render as D1 29,97fps 720x486.

I didn't try make a lw render using 29,97 fps yet. I'm curious about result of this. In the moment I'm not have much time to make some tests :(