60fps vs 30fps

hashsi99

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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
 

mightyjabba

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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.
 

Gmcube

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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
 
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hashsi99

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Jul 7, 2011
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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

Thanks!

Looks like you have a wonderful family!
 

TrompoMax

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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.
 

Ungibbed

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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.
 

Zwhaler

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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.
 

Bahroo

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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
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
 

DesertSilver

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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.
 

Act3

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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.
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.
 

fiveainone

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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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