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Old May 10th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #1
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Is anyone shooting weddings in 24? Full weddings not just montages and love storys but full blown garter bouquet weddings? My cameras only shoot in 30p or 24p and I dont like the studdery look (like I have posted in a bunch of forums) I need to know if its just me or if your brides like it or hate it.
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Old May 10th, 2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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I love shooting in 24p. You just have to be aware of how you're shooting. If you pan the camera quickly across a detailed scene, it won't look good. Things like that.
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Old May 10th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #3
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It seems like I may need to change the way I do table shots, I useally do a quick pan across each table. So do you do all static shots? do you pan at all? I take it the studdering doesnt bother your brides?
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Old May 10th, 2009, 09:00 PM   #4
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I agree with Travis... I think 24p looks great. Slow movements is key... Plus you have that extra stop of light that can be usefull during receptions.
I could be wrong and someone correct me if I am. But I think the general rule of thumb is to take 7 seconds to get from one side of the screen to the next during a pan.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 12:38 AM   #5
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I only shoot at 30p. Besides panning is an issue, I also need to create slomo highlights. slowing down 24p 50% is way too stuttering for me.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 08:59 AM   #6
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Any of you guys shooting mixed? Meaning, shooting in 60i format (for better slo-mo) with your steadicam cam and shooting in 24p format with your tripod cam. Like many others, I love the look of 24p but don't like the fact that its not slo-mo friendly when it come to slowing down movement shots (ie. steadicam shots).
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Old May 12th, 2009, 09:17 AM   #7
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We shoot all 24p. You have to a bit careful on a pan but we limit that anyway. If you are on Steadicam and are tracking, 24p looks very good. It stays on the subject but blurs the background just a bit. Once you learn to work with it, it's hard to go back to 60i, shooting progressive gives you another edge when trying to get a filmic look, among other things. We don't do much slo mo but if you are in 24 and want to slow it down, use Twixter.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 05:05 PM   #8
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I use 24p. I only slow my footage down to 70 - 80% during slow motion shots.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 06:08 PM   #9
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I slow my 24p footage down to 50% and I think it looks fine. It's not buttery smooth, but I certainly don't think it looks anywhere near bad. You can also use Twixtor if the slight stutter of slo-mo bothers you. I'll bet NONE of your clients notice it, though.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 09:57 PM   #10
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I shoot in 30p. I did 24p once with wedding and didn't like it when slow mo came to an issue. I tried Twixtor and didn't work great... it was only down to 70% and looked OK but when slow-mo was 50%, it started to look bad...
30p still gives a film look (not as much as 24p) and it saves me time when I export to DVD or web video because I don't have to deinterlace it.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #11
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Just a side note here, I shot in 24p and it looked o.k. It still bothers me but maybe i'll get used to it. As far as the slo mo thing goes I use Edius and I was playing around I found that the soft motion filter (I think thats what its called) and it made a big difference in the slow motion. you might want to give it a shot.
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