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Old November 7th, 2007, 10:33 AM   #1
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Frame Rate

I should have asked this a long time ago I think, but how do I change the frame rate on my Canon XL1S???

I think I've got the term right.

I'm trying to understand the difference between 25p and 60i at the moment, my head hurts.

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Old November 7th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #2
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Can you have both of those? One is PAL, and one NTSC, right?
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:30 PM   #3
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Dave,

You either have a PAL camera at 50i or 25p, or and NTSC camera at 60i or 30p. Its been a while since I had mine, so check you manual for how to switch, I don't remember if it was an external switch or not.

You probably have a PAL camera based on where you live.

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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:41 PM   #4
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From what I recall, you can go to 50i to a form of 25p using the menu. Look for movie mode. Normal is 50i and frame is 25p.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 03:40 AM   #5
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Ahh sorry I've got myself confused with the difference, I was just spouting numbers based on what I'd heard.

Right my camera is a PAL XL1S. I read the manual and it mentions nothing about "frame rate" it does however mention movie mode being similar to cinema settings. So from what Jean-Phillippe said normal mode on the camera is 50i and Movie mode is 25p? Is this correct?

Right now this is gonna be a really stupid question. Which is best? Or can someone give me a break down of the benefits and drawbacks of the two different modes. I mean in theory 25p should be better as it's closer to 35mm film cameras, no?
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