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Video Slow Motion Question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CJ31, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. CJ31

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    I've shot a video at 1080 30fps realized you really cannot slow it down because it gets very choppy. However I just shot one at 60fps, and slowing it down also resulted in a bit of choppiness (though not as much). I'm using iMovie and you can slow it down whatever % you want.

    My question is: When filming at 1080 60, is there a % (like 50%) or some multiple that you need to use to get it to play smoothly? Will some other % slow down not work as well due to frame rate? I really don't know much at all about frame rates and don't understand what the various ones do for you. I'm usually filming in Medium FOV. I know there is also 720 120, but I'd rather stick to 1080 I think.

    Hopefully this question makes sense. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. davemcm

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    You don't want to drop the framerate any lower than roughly 25 or 30fps to keep it looking smooth to the eye.

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    You shoot in 1080p 60fps for a video you intent to upload to Youtube. While editing your video, you should not slow any clips down to more than 40% (24fps) to keep them looking smooth, unless using a slow motion plugin which creates frames for you, such as Twixxor or similar.
     
  3. tgrizzle73

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    I have noticed that if you will use GoPro's Studio, the editing software that comes with your gopro, the slow motion is way better and not so choppy. I use it specifically for slo mo and Final Cut Pro X for everything else.
     
  4. MILLER4PRESIDENT2020

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    If you want real slow month you can shoot in wvga which is 240 fps and then slow it down to 10% which is 24 fps and get professional looking slowmo for action related things. In general don't slow down anything to below 24-30 fps.