GoPro Framerates

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I'm in Australia, using PAL. When I import a 50fps PAL GoPro video file into Camtasia 2019 I get the attached message. Simple question is - am I correct in assuming Camtasia still natively works only in NTSC, not PAL. There is no setting I can see that allows me to set Camtasia to PAL. And Camtasia does not handle higher framerates other than 60fps NTSC. I have attempted to upload an image, but I'm getting an "Internal Server Error". So you're probably not going to get to see my screenshot today. I'll try to add a link to imageshack.

I did search prior posts on community, but didn't find anything recent that specifically related to my situation.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8500/qc7qiX.jpg
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30 and 60 fps is currently all that's offered.
It will work with your 50fps video, adding extra frames to create 60fps if you chose that setting.
If you don't apply clip speed and slow the footage way down, you'll probably never know the the repeated frames are in there.
Thats what Camtasia will do. It will duplicate/repeat frames to create the additional 10fps.
I've got 25fps music videos and every 5th frame is duplicated.Played back in real time "I can't" detect those frames.
But try it for yourself and see if it works for you.

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Thanks for that very informative response Joe!

GoPros will also create 100FPS video. I presume that would be rendered down to 60FPS too?
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Unfortunately so, and applying clip speed slow motion won't bring them back.
I've never tested the theory.I know it doesn't work on lower frame rates but I hate assumptions.
I don't have a GoPro but I found some Sample 100fps footage someone shared from another camera online.


Brought it into Camtasia 2018 at 60fps and slowed it 25%. Its a ocean video with a bird flying overhead. I used the bird as reference. It was duplicated frames city.

I even ran the footage through Premiere Pro. Applied the same clip speed to make sure the footage was legit and not compromised or corrupt. The footage was great.