Originally Posted by Chris Harding
That looks pretty stable Tom!
Just be careful not to overdo the slomo ..it works well for specific scenarios (like a girl running thru the forest to meet her lover type of stuff) At this sort of event you want to capture the energy of the event rather than slow it all down. If you shoot at 25P and slow it down you will get some blur so 50P is probably the way to go if you want slomo .... to get a crispy clear slomo you need a decent frame rate. On my Panasonics I shoot my slomos at 100fps and there is no blur at all and the camera also processes the video down to 25% for me. In fact if you can live with a reduced vertical resolution shooting at 50i and then dropping the footage onto a 25P timeline allows better slomo than shooting at 25P
In this trailer I use slowmotions but when the editing is finished I don't use any slowmotions but the energy and live music/crowd of the event.
Always shoot in 50P because I like to use slowmotions.