60fps vs 30fps

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  1. hashsi99 macrumors member

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    What would you use 60fps for?

    I mostly take videos of my daughters. Any advantage using one or the other?

    Thanks
     
  2. Archer1440 macrumors 6502a

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    You would use 60 fps for action oriented needs. Naturally you will use more storage at that rate.
     
  3. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    I haven't done comparisons on the iPhone, but on my camera there is a distinct quality advantage to using 60fps, even if you're not taking anything involving action. Everything looks more fluid and realistic -- almost like looking through a window.
     
  4. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

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    I use 60 fps on my gopro cameras for slow motion effects.
     
  5. Gmcube, Oct 11, 2014
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    Gmcube macrumors regular

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    Don't have a 6 or 6 plus yet, but with my DSLR I love shooting 60 fps if only for the option of slowing it down. I love the way it smooths out motion.

    Here's some video I shot at my sister's house during a family barbeque. Some of it is normal speed, but a good chunk was slowed down to half speed. It creates a nice cinematic feel.

    http://vimeo.com/97697492
     
  6. hashsi99 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    Looks like you have a wonderful family!
     
  7. TrompoMax macrumors newbie

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    Looks good for only 60fps

    A lot of high end slow motion effects are done with double that frame rate. I don't think I've ever seen video footage of slowed down 60. Usually 120 and up. Looks pretty good though.
     
  8. Ungibbed macrumors 6502

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    My first 60 fps recording was with the fish in my saltwater aquarium. It is a stunning difference in the motion shown afterwards in comparison to 1080p /30 with my old iPhone 5.
     
  9. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    FYI, even if you're shooting at 30 you can get (usually) great slo-mo by using optical flow in your NLE.
     
  10. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    Honestly I just leave it on 60 fps all the time... It honestly looks so much better and smoother, sure it takes up more storage but thats why i got the 64GB i6 plus so that isn't much of a issue..

    It just makes videos look like it's on a tripod, it helps a ton too when zooming in IMO
     
  11. DesertSilver macrumors 6502

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    I leave it on 60fps also. But a lot of it has to do with the option being so out of the way when I want it set to 60. They really should have made the option a button press within the camera app when taking a video.
     
  12. Act3 macrumors 65816

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    yea slo mo option for selecting 120 fps or 240 fps is right in the camera app. Must have been a different division of apple working on the slow mo.
     
  13. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    30 fps would look more like TV. 60 fps would look more like reality. 23 fps would look like the movies. There's a reason why most tv/movies are less frames - so they don't look like reality.
     

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