First post here, read some good articles so far.
Im still on the trial of FCP (10.6.2), cant see an X anywhere (maybe FCPX is a different version?)
Ive dabbled in the past with video editing (iMovie basic user). But now want to progress.
Ive tried Davinci, spent a couple of weeks with it, now spent a couple of weeks with FCP, similar prices. I think im leaning towards FCP (I use a MacBook 13inch 16Gb M1 2020 + external screen)
I think I prefer the simpler feel and look of FCP (as a novice) although I did find the 'optical flow' feature (which I particularly liked) was a little bit better in Davinci.
Anyway, sorry , getting carried away...
Im in the UK. I understand UK(Europe)=PAL=24fps, other places (NTSC) = 30fps due to the power supply and flickering.
Ive had a couple of test exports that didn't look as smooth as the original clip, when comparing.
Ive been recording (tests only) in different formats (1080p, 4k, slowmo 120fps, 25 and 30 fps, and 59.94fps) and ive probably messed up.
Somethings I need to clear up in my head:-
1.Even though im in the UK, Can I still record in 30fps and edit in 30fps and export in 25fps? or should I stick to 25fps recording?
I ask as my slowmo options record in 60fps and 120fps, and working timeline at 30fps nicely computes with those slowmo frame rates
or should I be converting the 120fps, down to a multiple of 25, even if its not a nice number, ie 20.833333%
2. If ive accidentally recorded a clip in 30fps, and my timeline is 25, can I still use the clip without causing any juddering? Do I have to do anything to the 30fps clip?
Thanks for any help. I know, super basic stuff.