How to find out the frame rate of a video

Mr Garbaggio

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Aug 28, 2010
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I was just wondering how you find out the frame rate of a video. When I "get info" from the finder window it tells me the resolution size and codec but not the frame rate.

Thanks,
Mr. Garbaggio
 

xStep

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I usually just open the video up in QuickTime Player and type -i. That would be command-i. There is also an app named 'MediaInfo Mac' that can be helpful.
 

Mr Garbaggio

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Original poster
Aug 28, 2010
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open it in QuickTime and then do command+i


Lethal
Thanks Lethal. I dont post a lot on here but I do read a lot of the threads on here and I feel like you're the one person who gives the most definitive answer every time. I know my question isnt the most technically challenging question ever asked but when I read answers/solutions/advice that you give it's the most straight forward/logical/practical reply. I feel like a lot of people who post on here give people the run-around on what to do or they're giving answers that they might not fully understand themselves. No disrespect to anyone else but I just feel like if somebody were to ask me something about my job I should know it because that's what I do for a living and if I didnt know it, i shouldnt just give them a somewhat knowledgeable answer. And i understand that not everyone edits video for a living but either way, you shouldnt give someone advice on something you fully dont know. Basically, I just wanted to thank you Lethal for being a proper and reliable source on this forum

Mr Garbaggio
 

LethalWolfe

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Jan 11, 2002
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Thanks Mr Garbaggio. I have gotten a lot from forums over the years and I try to give back whenever I can. Although this is Mac forum first I think we have a pretty nice video knowledge base here.


Lethal
 

blamblam

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Jun 29, 2002
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Thank you



Thanks man! Your simple tip helped me a ton! :)
Sorry to say, it's not so simple.

Quicktime player is NOT a reliable source of the frame rate of a file.

I have had files which I know are 25fps and Quicktime Player says they are 18.7. I put the same file into Cinema Tools and Premiere and Mpeg Streamclip and they all show the proper frame rate of 25fps. It may be that it's because my file is double wide: 3820 x 1080. It's a known and very old bug in Quicktime Player. For some reason Apple has not seen fit to fix it.
 

Candlelight

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Oct 12, 2011
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Sorry to say, it's not so simple.

Quicktime player is NOT a reliable source of the frame rate of a file.

I have had files which I know are 25fps and Quicktime Player says they are 18.7. I put the same file into Cinema Tools and Premiere and Mpeg Streamclip and they all show the proper frame rate of 25fps. It may be that it's because my file is double wide: 3820 x 1080. It's a known and very old bug in Quicktime Player. For some reason Apple has not seen fit to fix it.
Depends. We had footage from a drone come in recently and QuickTime, VLC, MPGStreamClip, Catalyst Browse and Davinci Resolve all reported variances between 22 and 29fps!
 

Ritsuka

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Sep 3, 2006
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A video can have variable frame rate, each frame has got its own duration in mov.
 

maulll

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Aug 10, 2017
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I always use VLC to check media information. Frame rate will be shown under codec information.
 
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