In a world of HD and 4K – have you ever wondered why your NLE still has 29.97 as a frame rate? I have. Not enough to do my own research into it of course… but it’s always been a question. Like a small splinter in the back of my mind.
Well, the short answer is that it was an accommodation made when the American’s introduced colour television. If you are interested in the long mathematical version (and the presentation is interesting enough to watch all the way through), then this video essay is just what the doctor ordered.