Hello, I need some help with video editing and framerate. I hope I posted this in the right place.
The frame rate is set to 10. I could swear I set it to 30 when I started my project and when I double checked it. 1: How did it become 10? My oldest back up save also has a frame rate of 10 so I assume it happened early on. If I change the framerate, all the timings of my cuts and audio become messed up. (the cuts happen at the wrong moment in the clip) I would like to understand how this happened and how to avoid it in the future. 2: Did I hit a button accidentally, or did I select a preset that chaned my settings and not notice? My source file is 30 FPS. 3: Will I have to redo the entire project (re cut the footage and re align the audio in order to get a frame rate of 10?)
I would also like to understand better the difference between a soft and a hard cut, I have used mostly soft cuts. occationally I found that my cuts didn’t “take effect” and I would have to use a hard cut, 4: does anyone know why that is, maybe a common noob mistake? 5: What is best practice in a project like this? (boring tutorial video on how to navigate a boring website, audio is important)
Some background to understand my nooblevel: This is my first time editing video in blender, and my 3rd time editing any video at all. (the first two were my final major illustration projects in after effects, where I also had to redo the entire thing because of wrong frame rate (puppet warp keyframes) and you’d think me being cautious this time would avoid this but noooo) the second was in premiere pro and I had no issues.
6: I would like to understand the relationship between framerate and editing cuts a bit more. Why do all the timings get messed up when the framerate is changed, when the source videos all have 30FPS? I would have assumed that blender stores my “cuts” as a time stamp associated with the video clip, so the change of frame rate shouldn’t really matter, clearly I am wrong about something… please enlighten me…
7: when I render my video out, it appears to be playing extremely fast, maybe there is too few frames? It also includes frames that I initially cut out. It does not look like my preview at all. What is going wrong, here? I did a test render of 4 seconds of video, but only 1 second has all the frames in it.
Thanks for any help you can give.