You've shot your 60fps footage. You're amped to watch it playback in glorious slow motion. But, when you import your footage into Premiere Pro, the footage plays real-time at 60 frames per second. Even when you bring it into your 24p timeline, the footage still plays in real-time. How do you fix this?
Some may suggest you bring the footage into a timeline and use the speed/duration option to slow down the clip (like you would to any 24fps footage). However, when you do that, it doesn't look right. It lacks the quality you expect when shooting 60fps and playing back at 24fps.
Here is the proper way to do it for maximum production value:
1. IDENTIFY THE 60FPS FOOTAGE
• In the project panel, beside each clip name, you will see a column that displays the FRAME RATE for each clip.
• If you scroll right in the project window, you'll see columns that identify other S.C.A.R.F. settings, like RESOLUTION.
2. NAVIGATE TO "INTERPRET FOOTAGE"
• RIGHT CLICK (cntrl + click) on the clip you want to slow down.
• Go to MODIFY
• Go to INTERPRET FOOTAGE
3. CHOOSE FRAME RATE
• Navigate to FRAME RATE
• Choose ASSUME THIS FRAME RATE
• Type in the frame rate that matches your project (i.e. 23.976)