Best frame rate for action sports?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jammiefreerider, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. jammiefreerider macrumors regular

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    Now I have a choice of frame rates I was wondering which frame rate would be best for action sports? I have always gone with 50i as standard but now I am about to get an EX1 so I'll be shooting at 60p for good slow-mos.

    30 or 25 fps for people flying through the air? What do you think?
     
  2. shadowschild macrumors member

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    let me know how the slow down goes. I film skiing and I am getting a HV20 which has 24p, let me know what settings you use
     
  3. bimmzy macrumors regular

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    Shoot 60p :D !!!
     
  4. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    I think somewhere soft to land is the priority.
     
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Shooting 60p will get your the cleanest, smoothest motion. The lower the frame rate the more jerky and/or strobing the motion will become.


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  6. jammiefreerider thread starter macrumors regular

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    Obviously shoot in 60p but for the timeline setting 25/30?
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    What is final distribution? Internet? DVD or broadcast in an NTSC or PAL country? Conforming the 60p footage to 24p using Cinema Tools would probably be your best bet as it's relatively easy to change 24p into NTSC or PAL.


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