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Old March 21st, 2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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Anyone shooting weddings in 24p?
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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Absolutely. 24p is one part of the puzzle when it comes to a cinematic look. For me (and many others) 24p, a large sensor, the ability to use shallow depth of field when you want, a 180 degree shutter speed, and a little practice and luck gets you very close to that magical look we associate with the cinema.

Not to mention, as I read on here years ago, shooting 24p with a 180 degree shutter lets in almost a whole stop more of light than shooting 30p with a 180 degree shutter speed (1/48 vs. 1/60). And I always need as much light as I can get at a wedding.

And if you create your DVD or Bluray disc correctly, a 24p video should play back perfectly on any television (at least here in the United States)

30p is ok, but I prefer 24p. I would never do a wedding in 60i. To me, 60i it has the motion properties--the "look"-- of old analog video, and I've been trying to get away from that since the 90's.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Bob, I have been trying to bring back my GY-HD 100 now I may have a reason. Question how do you deal with moving shots? ie dancing and table shots? Do you get studdering?
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 04:38 AM   #4
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If you have the choice to shoot 30p, why don't you use that? If I can choose between 25p and 50p I definetely would choose 50p. 50p would provide a much smoother panning motion and if you would hold a 25p and a 50p image (from the same camera) side by side you hardly will notice any difference, you would mainly see it when you pan as 25p would give you stuttering motion or when there would be a lot of movement going on you might notice it a bit.

I actually never understood why you would introduce this kind of stuttery motion into your footage just so it can be called more "cinematic". personally I find it very distracting and it requires a totally different approach when following a object just to take the attention away from the stutter.

Also when you are slowing down your footage, a "technique" that is often used in weddings 24 or 25p will give you awefull motion, 50p will look nice and smooth. Here I also can image 30p will be better then 24p.
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