[FFmpeg-user] How to change video fps from 29.970 to 25?

Nicholas Robbins nickrobbins at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 2 13:00:32 CEST 2014

> On Tuesday, September 2, 2014 2:21 AM, Damian Głodny <damian at artnmedia.pl> wrote:

> > Hi, Arno. Thank you for advice, I will check it. I also found some information 
> about converting videos from 29.970 to 23.976:
> https://documentation.apple.com/en/finalcutpro/usermanual/index.html#chapter=E%26section=2%26tasks=true
> In document above you can find some techniques to convert your videos. There are 
> methods for conversion from 29.970 to 23.976 called: 
>    - 3:2 Pulldown Removal,
>    - 2:3:3:2 Pulldown Removal
>    - Duplicate Frame Removal (bad)
> Is it possible to use them in FFMPEG? 

Yes but it won't help you. These methods are for undoing telecined material. That is material that was originally 24 fps and was "telecined" into 30 fps. They will not work on your material. There are in ffmpeg at "pullup" and "fieldmatch." I think you are going in circles. 

ffmpeg cannot do what you want, unless someone adds this "optical flow" stuff, you are out of luck in using ffmpeg directly.

-Nicholas Robbins

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