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Old November 15th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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Frame rate question 2.0

I am starting to edit some footage I shot about a month ago. I used my old jvc GY-HD100 and mixed it with my Panasonic AG-HMC 150.The JVC only shoots in 720p 30 or 24 I used 30 The filmy softness started to grow on me but I cant get passed the studderyness. Is there a way to get the filmy look and still keep a proper frame rate? Maybe 720p 60??
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Old November 16th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #2
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Re: Frame rate question 2.0

Hey Randy, could you rephrase? Are you're saying you want it to look like film in terms of 24fps frame rate, but at the same time you don't like that frame rate, because it doesn't flow enough for your taste?

If so, I'm not sure you can have your cake and eat it, but I'm definitely no frame rate guru...

To make an obvious comment, I think it's more than frame rate that makes something look "filmic". So, if you're shooting with a big dynamic range and shallow depth of field, and take care with composing and lighting the image and with production design and grading, and maybe add some film texture in post... Good sound as well of course... I think that will look pretty filmic to most people, even if it's not at 24fps.

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Old November 19th, 2012, 03:04 AM   #3
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You could always try shooting in PAL which is 25fps. Then standards convert your final edit.

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Old November 20th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #4
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The shutter speed has a great, if not greater influence on motion and stutter than frame rate. I've found most people generally will multiply the frame rate by 2 and that equals a good start for what your shutter should be. So a frame rate of 30 should have a shutter of 1/60. This is a generality. IMO, if you want it more natural, I would still lower it to 1/40 or 1/50 for a natural blur. This is something you can test out very easily without touching your computer. Just plug the camera into your TV and test some motion and see the differences shutter has on motion.
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