[FFmpeg-user] how to change the framerate for an MTS file recorded by the Panasonic TM-700 in 60p?

Roger Pack rogerdpack2 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 19:14:14 CET 2012

On 12/7/12, Christian von Kutzleben <christian.von.kutzleben at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have 60p MTS files in 1920x1080 from the Panasonic TM-700 (actually
> recorded 59.94p, progressive, but apparently stored interlaced in the
> container, VLC player shows 119,88 frames) .
> I would like to convert them to 29.97p (by "dropping" every second full
> frame), or, if this is not easily achievable, to 29.97i
> (by "dropping" alternating half frames of each progressive frame, like the
> camera does if not recording in the 60p mode).
> Can this be achieved with ffmpeg and what options do I need to use?

I'm unaware of any filters that work on "encoded" frames...so unless
you re-transcode,  my guess is that ffmpeg today can't do what you
want.  I'd be happy to be corrected however :)

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