Information about 24P video output from the VIXIA HF S20 series camcorders

Article ID: ART105499 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Information about 24P video output from the VIXIA HF S20 series camcorders


In the USA as well as many other countries the Canon VIXIA HF series camcorders offer a selectable shooting mode which uses true 24 Frame progressive shooting to give your video a more cinematic look. These frames of video are recorded by the camcorder and then output via the HDMI, USB 2.0 or composite terminals by adding a "2:3 pull-down" to convert the 24 Frames in 30 Frames to be compatible with Televisions and monitors. This is the same industry standard system used to show "Hollywood" movies on Television.

Most consumer software packages that support editing AVCHD video are capable of editing this video in the same way as any other high definition video. However some high end customers have requested the ability to import the video into professional video editing suites and applying a 2:3 pulldown to the footage which allows the individual 24 Frames to be extracted.

Since the Canon VIXIA HF series are consumer class camcorders they do not normally include a feature to record 24 Frame video directly. By not including this feature, frame extraction is somewhat more difficult, requiring that the editor manually identify the 2:3 pulldown, then the editing program can extract the 24 Frame video. This process varies from one editing program to the other and may not be available on all programs. Please check with your editing software provider to see if this capability is supported.

To facilitate easier 24 frame extraction the VIXIA HF S20 series camcorders offer the normal 24PF progressive mode as well as a 24F cine mode which may be more compatible with professional video editing software.



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