Making Your Video Look More Like Film

Making Your Video Look More Like Film

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THIS IS WRONG

i8u8me's picture

One of the most prolific misunderstandings about 24p is that it creates a film look. This is completely wrong. Yes, film is shot in 24 fps, BUT each frame is projected TWICE creating 48 fps so that the film doesn't look like it stutters. Again, FILM: shot in 24 fps, projected in 48 fps. 24 fps for video was created for that short period of time when film was still viable and expected at film festivals. It allowed filmmakers, especially documentarians, to shoot video at 24 fps, edit their final project and then transfer their film frame-to-frame onto real film to show at festivals. That is the ONLY reason it was created. So the marketing idea of "shooting video for film" got mutated into "shooting video to have a film look." Moviemakers, please understand this, 24fps will never give you a film look, it will only give you a choppy 24 fps look. This is like moving backwards.

24 fps NEVER makes your video look like film. Here's why:

i8u8me's picture

One of the most prolific misunderstandings about 24p is that it creates a film look. This is completely wrong. Yes, film is shot in 24 fps, BUT each frame is projected TWICE creating 48 fps so that the film doesn't look like it stutters. Again, FILM: shot in 24 fps, projected in 48 fps. 24 fps for video was created for that short period of time when film was still viable and expected at film festivals. It allowed filmmakers, especially documentarians, to shoot video at 24 fps, edit their final project and then transfer their film frame-to-frame onto real film to show at festivals. That is the ONLY reason it was created. So the marketing idea of "shooting video for film" got mutated into "shooting video to have a film look." Moviemakers, please understand this, 24fps will never give you a film look, it will only give you a choppy 24 fps look. This is like moving backwards.