Some like to shoot at a high frame-rate such as 60fps, others like to use 24fps to get the "cine effect". I suggest here to shoot at the highest rate you can then produce to get the effect you want. I shot this video using the 1080/60p mode in my Panasonic HDC-HS700, but produced it as MPEG files at 15, 24, 30, and 60fps then combined them and produced the final product at 60fps. Director Douglas Trumbull, known for the visual effects in "2001: A Space Odyssey" and winner this year of a lifetime achievement Oscar is a champion of high frame-rates.
I will be shooting a wedding coming up. I have the following gear: Sony V1U and Canon 60D. Along with Rode video mic pro and wireless G3 kit. For editing I use a imac and final cut or adobe.
Now I have been told by some people to shoot everything in 24p. My cameras do that and I would like that for the getting ready footage, reception and other fun parts. However, I'm not sure if I should stick to one frame rate or not?
The ceremony and speeches were my main concern which frame rate to use?
One thing I am trying to understand is how to get better slow motion footage. From what I hear it seems people shoot at a higher frame rate and then import the footage at a lesser one. Is that true? If so, how do you do that in Final Cut Pro? Example shooting at 60p and then bringing into 24p. Outside of Final Cut Pro, is there any other software you need to have to accomplish this effect? Can someone please explain this?
Newbie here. I do throw training (jav, baseball, football) and do not feel the 60 frame per second rate is as useful as some of the higher rates I see on TV. Does anyone know good cameras for this type of use and what they might cost? Probably going to be alot higher than what I paid for my Canon ZR 65mc!