Hi everyone, thanks in advance for your time and suggestions. I use Shotcut almost every day and am thrilled with how it keeps improving and how I keep finding new things to try.
When I began a recent project I was not as vigilant as usual with selecting the video frame rate. I know that the frame rate of the project will be set automatically based on the first clip I import, and if my first clip doesn’t have a frame rate the default is 25fps. …
About half way through my editing I noticed that my project was set to the 25fps default, and (doh!) my intention (and my footage) is 29.97fps. I tried to switch this and immediately ran into trouble: playback on the timeline slowed considerably and the clips had all shifted themselves. In a panic I switched it back to 25fps, restarted the project, and this solved the shifted clips (but not the jarring playback).
I continued editing and hoped that during the export the issue would solve itself, but was disappointed with the final result: the video had lost its fluidity something terrible after being exported in 29.97fps. Since then I have been experimenting with varied versions of the same project: changing the project frame rate, restarting the project, and re-exporting, to no avail. I tried creating a new project at 29.97fps and importing the other and for a minute there I thought I had it working right, but again the export was not fluid. … it is as though it is still stuck thinking the project is 25fps.
It is strange to me because when I set other projects to 29.97fps at the beginning and import like clips, the resulting export is smooth as silk. But in my case of adjusting the frame rate late (during the course of the editing) I can no longer achieve this smooth result.
Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated. I am using the most updated version of Shotcut. Could this perhaps be a drop-frame issue, or parallel processing? If I cannot find a fix for this I will have to re-edit the whole thing , being certain to set the frame rate before I begin. Thanks again!