View Full Version : Slow Motion Shutter Speeds


Will Hanlon
April 21st, 2006, 10:58 PM
What shutter speeds will give you perfect (frame-for-frame accurate) slow motion in a 24fps timeline?

ie for 60fps would it be 1/250?

What would be good speeds for 30, 32, 36, 48, 60? Do you even need to change the shutter speed for lower ones like 30?

Kenn Christenson
April 25th, 2006, 12:08 PM
1/120 @ 60fps will simulate shooting film with a 180 shutter. I like shooting at 1/250, myself. You'll get nice, crisp looking motion. A general rule of thumb is to set your shutter speed to twice your frame rate if you're going for the 180 shutter look. You should probably run some tests if you have the time.

Will Hanlon
April 25th, 2006, 10:16 PM
Thanks. I'll definitely be running some tests. I was just wondering what you guys used.

Barry Green
April 26th, 2006, 12:48 AM
If you're shooting in FILM CAM mode, you can set the shutter to 180 degrees and it'll automatically adjust the exposure time for proper motion blur/exposure for whatever frame rate you're using.

Will Hanlon
April 27th, 2006, 05:57 AM
Awesome. Thanks, Barry!