I am currently editing a short film, which I shot in the Scarlet at 25 fps. Why did I shoot at 25 fps? Frankly, it was a last minute decision, but besides the fact that we were shooting in Spain, we had a couple of night scenes where we were going to use the available light from street lamps (which at 24 fps flickered). I was also told that DCP format (my final format of release) accepts both 25 fps and 24 fps, which is only partially true (not all DCP projectors accept 25 fps apparently).
So now I am editing in Premiere at 25 fps and realized that I will probably end up with a 24 fps DCP, which means that my 25 fps final cut will have to be inevitably converted to 24 fps (slowing down audio 4%, among other things).
But yesterday I thought that perhaps I could avoid this last minute conversion by cutting the film (shot at 25 fps) in a 24 fps timeline. My film has no dialogues, just VO, so I donít have to deal with dialogue synching.
So my question/s (and please excuse my ignorance if I am asking something ridiculous) is the following:
1) Can I cut .R3D 4K 25 fps footage in a 24 fps timeline in CS6? As a matter of fact, I did some testing and it seems to work fine, but I may be ignoring other secondary issues.
2) Is it just a matter of dropping the footage on a 24 fps timeline or do I also need to reinterpret the footage previously to 24 fps in the Project browser?
Any advice will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!