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Old November 10th, 2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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Where is 24fps used and is it important to have on a camera? Does my FX7 have this feature? Bare in mind that my camera is PAL standard.

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Old November 10th, 2007, 10:57 PM   #2
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24P is used when you want the look of 24 fps film in terms of motion rendition -- or if you are in Europe, then 25P would do the same thing. 24P or 25P would also be easier to transfer to film.

Your camera only shoots 50i, which can be converted to 25P if necessary in post for a film-out, though you'd still have interlaced-scan artifacts unless you applied some special processing to fake a 25P look.

Movement in 50i photography looks smoother, more immediate, more "live" or "raw" (more like classic video) compared to 25P, which has that strobier, more stacatto, jerkier, shot-in-the-past feeling of film due to the lower motion sampling rate.

There are post processes that can be applied to 50i footage to make it seem more like 25P for a film look effect, though you'd be better off probably with a true 25P camera like the Sony HVR-V1E.

Bear in mind that I am only talking about motion rendition. There are many other factors that come into play in making video footage more like a professional movie in feeling, some of it technical and some of it artistic.

Also, you may not need that 25P look, especially if you are shooting non-narrative fiction work like documentaries, news, event coverage, etc.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #3
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David,
It's an honor for me to get a reply from from such a distinguish member here. Thank you for your informative answer. 50i then for my type of work is fine.

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