Frame rate?

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    • #49736
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Hi folks,

      Lots of chatter about frame rates. If you are creating a project that will be seen only on cable tv or internet sites like Netflix or iTunes and will never see a big silver screen, I don’t see why shooting at 24 frames should be a consideration. Yet all the cameras are touting 24 capabilities like it is the only way to go. So what shooting rate should I be using? 29.9, 30, interlaced, de-interlaced. When you burn it to a dvd, will the image suffer. It will be HD, so does that require 24?

      Any recommendations for info explaining all the format options and whats most practical or desireable?Thanks,

      Rick

    • #203506
      AvatarRob
      Participant

      “I don’t see why shooting at 24 frames should be a consideration.”

      At this point it aesthetics. A lot of people just like the way it looks.

      “When you burn it to a dvd, will the image suffer.”

      Technically, yes. You have to compress your video – throw out data – to make it fit onto a DVD. Luckily, there are some good encoding program out there that do a good job compressing your video to MPEG-2

      “It will be HD, so does that require 24?”

      No. The term HD specifies resolution (there are other standards dictating gamma and gamut too [Rec. 709]). There are no frame rate requirements when recording HD, expect when it comes to typical standard frame rates.

      ” So what shooting rate should I be using? 29.9, 30, interlaced, de-interlaced.”

      That all depends on your subject matter and what you hope to achieve. For instance, if you were shooting green screen, I’d suggest 60p since it’s progressive scanning and you’ll get less motion blur at 60p. Without knowing what you hope to achieve, it’s hard for anyone here to guide you in the a good direction.

    • #203507
      Avatarlmenningen
      Member

      Actually, therehave been reports ofsome big-money interests researching a much higher frame rate – the idea that 24fps is preferable is popular primarily among video makers. There isn’t any evidence the public at large “prefers” 24fps.

    • #203508
      AvatarRob
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      “There isn’t any evidence the public at large “prefers” 24fps.”

      Sure. I think there are a lot of things about video that the public doesn’t even notice.

      When I said, “people just like the way it looks,” I was referring to the people who make the decision about which frame rate to shoot – the filmmaker him or herself.

    • #203509
      Avatargldnears
      Member

      ” The film look ” was highly touted when 24P began to be incorporated into camcorders. ThereforeI spoze a person would somehow equate 24P with ” art “? If one really wants their film to be ” arty “, I suggest black & white, high contrast.

      Rick Crampton

    • #203510
      Avatarbirdcat
      Participant

      @Rick – When I used to actively study photography (early 70’s) we had a saying: “Color for what you see. Black and white for what you feel”.

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