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11 November 2010, 05:51 PM
Not really sure where this thread should be posted, but I know there are many knowledgeable people here.
So, anyway, I rendered out my animation with the intent to put it on DVD. Which is 29.97 and Maya doesn't support that fps, therefore its rendered out in 30 fps. I then composite it in composite/toxik, then bring it in after effects, then media encoded to write to dvd.

My question is when do I convert the frame rate? While I'm in toxik, or after I render out of toxik and bring it in AE? Or when I'm about to render out from AE?

11 November 2010, 06:27 PM
you should always avoid doing frame rate pulldowns by just rendering to images. The difference between 30FPS and 29.97 is imperceptible, so set the project to 30FPS, render to images and import the frames into AE and set it to interpret frames at 29.97 and export at that frame rate.

11 November 2010, 06:42 PM
Thanks. I originally was going to do it that way too. But the more I thought about it, the more uncertain I became and decided to get another opinion.

Thanks again.

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