Weird stuff... so the video editor, working with FCP on Mac exported a .mp4 @ 25 fps (true -- I even saw the stream info) and sent it to me. Even before I opened the file (PC) I went to its properties and it said 15.48 fps. I opened it on another PC and it was the same 15. I imported it to Cubase and there were the 15 fps.
As if it's not weird enough, the lentgh of the file labeled @ 15 fps is still the same 8m14s as has the "original" at 25 fps... at the file properties.. Imported at Cubase, the playback is actually FINE, but the thumbnail cachet generated in the timelime stretches until around 13 minutes, although the video playback stops at the correct end of the video at 8m14s. So I checked out the box dialogue of video import and it appeared 13m19s of lenthg!!
I also noticed that the number of frames are very approximate of what should be the 8m14s @ 25 fps (494 secs * 25 fps = 12350), whereas the "15.48 fps" has 12359.
Sent the file back again to the video editor and it was nice and neat @ 25 fps!
Any thoughts on what is happening here? Thanks!