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Old November 22nd, 2003, 08:31 AM   #1
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How do I shoot slow-mo w/o faster filmspeed?

The topic of slow-mo shooting showed up below (music videos) and I got to wondering how one would shoot at faster framerates to slow down in post.

Let's say I'm shooting pyrotechnics and inverted dust effects, and I want this thing to look BIG. At 30p, the action passed pretty quick. Slowing down in FCP looks really hokey and obvious.

Aside from getting a high priced HD cam that shoots at faster rates, is there a way to record to disk at a higher rate, or is this limited to the camera's internal frame rate?

I have a WinTV s-video capture card, that can "capture" up to 120 fps, but I'm worried this won't work right...
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Old November 22nd, 2003, 01:00 PM   #2
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First tip is don't shoot progressive. 60i will give the software more information to go on to slow down the video better.

Second, if that's doesn't do it for you, look at some software like twixtor which will generate new frames and produce a much nicer slow down.

I don't think your capture card idea will work unless you have a camera capable of generating more than 60fps.

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