Hello, so I just finished my project and want to give off what I have left to a different editor, most of the footage in the project is XDCAM HD NTSC 50mbs 60i raw with a frame rate of 29.97, I then use Project Manager and select Consolidate and Transcode, Individual Clips, MXF OP1A, XDCAM HD, with a 30 frame handle. Once it's done the process all my clips are now 25 frames instead of the original 29.97. According to Media Info everything else is fine but the frame rate is wrong, which completely throws the project off. Looking at the codec in Media Encoder, everything should be based on the original format so I'm not sure why the 29.97 frames footage becomes 25 frames after using the Project Manager. Please help, Thank you
Did you try to choose another codec in the Project Manager (like ProRes) ? Maybe it comes from the export option "MXF OP1A, XDCAM HD".
Also we are developing at Autokroma a plugin called "PlumePack". It is the same than the PPro Project Manager but with less bugs and also the trimming feature. Trimming will remove the unused frames from your timeline use (with a handle parameter), but by keeping your files codec, metadata and exact same quality : it's like copying a part of your files into a new project. Of course, it replaces the clip automatically in a new exported project. You have also options for collecting all data (even those which can't be trimmed and will be copied), removing the unused items in your timeline, and organize your final project structure. More infos : https://www.autokroma.com/PlumePack/
In order to test PlumePack with your files, you can download it for free, launch the Analysis in your project and check what would be done with the consolidation process. If the analysis looks good, you can then decide to buy a license for the plugin ! In case your files would be not supported for trimming (The analysis will say it), you can contact us and we could try to support those files in one of our next releases !