Help with Video Frame Rate

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by kwong2006, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. kwong2006 macrumors regular

    May 16, 2006
    I am about to go on a vacation, and I recently bought a Canon HF S10 camera. I love the features, but I am having a hard time determining which frame rate format I should use.

    I also own a Canon HV20 (which my dad will use for the trip), and I have always shot in 1080/60i. However, after hearing that 1080/30p is a better frame rate, I am tempted to use it.

    My dad may decide to use my footage.

    Without regards to frame rate mixing, should I use 60i or 30p? Which one is the better format for vacation video?
  2. eleven2brett macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    I would say for a personal vacation video it comes completely down to your tastes and preferences. Which looks better to you, which would you prefer editing ect. My cheap video camera shoots video that I think looks good on a television but poor on a computer screen, so I keep that in mind when I'm picking out the camera I'm going to shoot a project with.
  3. KeithPratt macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2007
    Without a qualifier, there is no "better" frame rate.

    For vacationing I'd recommend 60i.
  4. matteusclement macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    pulldown or reverse telecine

    I use 60i all the time because when push comes to shove, I can also pull down to 24p with the HV20 (i have a 30).

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