So I just started work on a 23.976fps project that has some scenes that were accidentally shot in 24fps (of course, these scenes are sprinkled throughout every reel...). Sound was recorded at 23.976fps throughout -- at least that's what I was told. The editor also told me that they didn't convert any of the footage, so the Media Composer sequence has mixed frame rates.
Got the AAF today. Of course, all 24fps scenes are majorly out of sync. There are two workarounds I can think of, but if those don't work I'm out of options:
a) Perform a video mixdown in Avid prior to exporting, so at least all the video is in 23.976.
b) Export two AAFs: one from the regular sequence at 23.976fps, another from the same sequence reinterpreted as 24fps. Then combine both in Pro Tools.
Of course, neither workaround solves the drift issue, but I'm hoping that at least the In points for each clip will sync up. And most clips are short enough for the drift to not matter. For longer clips I guess I'll just manually slow audio down by 0.1%...
Do any of you have experience with this sort of problem? Any ideas? I heard that Titan can deal with these types of problems, but that's definitely not in the budget.