Slowing down EOS 7D video without buying FCP?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by rjheys, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2008
    Hi, I just got my new Canon EOS 7D yesterday and I am trying to find a program to slow down my 60p movie files to 24p or 30p. I know you can do it in FCP but I don't want to spend that much money just to get slow motion clips. I can watch them in Quicktime 7 at half speed and they look amazing, but there is no way to save the clips at that frame rate. Is there any programs that can do this for me?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    Would have quicktime 7 pro, is that what you tried?
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2008

    Yea, I have QT7 Pro and that doesn't do it.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    Well imovie 6 can slow clips, not sure if it is still available for a free download. I think I remember apple stopping the availability of free imovie 6.

    I wonder if you could put in handbrake and select a framerate of 24 for playback I sure it'd work. Handbrake is also free.
  5. macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
    You're on the wrong forum for questions like this really.

    Check out this thread on the same topic that I started on

    I managed to do the conversion with Quicktime pro (exporting as individual images, then importing), but other people had better suggestions including Jes Deinterlacer and a Python script which just updates the file to change the playback frame rate setting.

    Whatever you do, don't use iMovie. iMovie will conform your clip down to 30p or 25p on import (by chucking the extra frames away) and will then slow it by just replaying those frames less frequently. You end up with a jerky result, and you've undermined the whole point of shooting double-cranked at 60fps in the first place.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2003
    Melbourne & Shanghai

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