Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and to Kdenlive. I'm hoping this is the right place to ask this question.
I recently upgraded my Canon Rebel XTi by buying a Canon EOS 7D. I'm primarily a still photographer which is why I don't know very much about video editing. However, I've recently developed an interest in cinematography and I really don't want to let the amazing video capabilities of my 7D go to waste.
I installed Kdenlive on my Ubuntu system yesterday and started playing around with it. As many of you know, the 7D can record 1080p @ 30fps/24fps and 720p @ 60fps. I like the look of 24fps so I'd like to record and export in 24fps.
So I want to do slow motion clips. I added a clip that was 60fps and tried to slow it down to 24fps (by using the Speed effect and setting the speed to 40%) but when I rendered the project to AVI and watched it, the video was kind of choppy and definitely slower than 24fps.
So basically what I want to know is: How do I start with 1080p or 720p .MOV files and end up with smooth 24fps video? What project settings do I need? What is a good file format to render to? Are there functions on my camera that I can set that will make this whole process easier? Do I need to worry about the difference between 60 and 59.94fps or 24 and 23.976fps?
Please help out a beginner