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2.7k 30fps vs 1080p 60fps!

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by thestone11, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. thestone11

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    P3A users, would you choose 2.7k over 1080p? Real question is would you choose better resolution over faster frame rate?
     
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  2. III% Streve

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    For me, the only need for higher frame rate is if I want to e able to slow down the video more clearly in post processing.
     
  3. 2k3sgm

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    well, since I don't have a 4K TV and my Mac MBP to too old to usably view the 2.7K video I'll be sticking with 1080P for now.

    one exception being if I plan to do some zooming or other editing in post.
     
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    That's the reason why i went with the P3A instead of the P3P but just curious what you guys think about resolution vs frame rate.
     
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    I decided for the p3a because 4k @ 60fps don't exist. The smoothness of 60p is awesome.
     
  6. 2k3sgm

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    I'd take the frame rate over resolution.
     
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  7. ianwood

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    I'd like to see some side by side comparisons.
     
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    hopefully my weather will get better tuesday so i can take some videos
     
  9. nonflyingbrick

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    When I experimented with 1080p 60 vs 30 fps I could clearly see the difference in smoothness when rotating, so I'd go with 1080p60. I haven't actually tried 2.7K 30 fps.
     
  10. peter west nz

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    That's why we use nd filters - so that the exposure time gets near the actual frame rate [actually 2x is ideal]. I shoot in 2k7/25 & downconvert later.
     
  11. peter west nz

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    If you want smooth panos, use the poi to fly a circle, but look straight ahead. easy!
     
  12. ELHEAPO

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    1060 60fps everytime 80% of the time!!:confused:
     
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    60 frames is really good, it gives to the movie that "national geographic documentary" effect that i find cool.
    I'd be curious anyway to see how a 2.7k movie resampled at 1080p would look like: i read that 4k downscaled movies look better than 1080p original movies.. I'm curious.
     
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    Test it yourself then and post the results on here.
     
  15. Tommy1980

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    Yea, only problem is that at the moment, my old Vaio can barely work with 1080p videos, i edit mines with the iphone. So right nkw i really can't compare
     
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    I'm recording at 2.7k for 'future proofing' my videos. But currently I have no need over 1080p.
     
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  17. alirz

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    The problem is..once you have looked at a 4k video...1080p looks like total ****..I used to have a p3a and have some 1080p vids...now have a p3p..4k by faaarrr has so much more clarity..I do wish we could get like 48 fps 4k with the p3p..that would be nice.
     
  18. rippmaster13

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    p3p 4k @ 24fps is the way to go :)
    carefully planed shots, no fast movements, no filming grass at the wrong distance.
    ND and polarizer.

    (for cinematic shots)
     
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    Re: "grass at the wrong distance." I'm a noob and my fifth vid was of cows grazing shot from ~50-75 feet above and the grass was really shimmery. I watched it on my 5K iMac and really didn't like it. My tracking was pretty slow, BTW. Any suggestions?
     
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    As above. I'd be interested to know how to avoid those horrible effects on grass