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“The TV production world uses 24fps for no other reason than it saves money”

How does shooting 24fps save money?

“interlaced was intended to create a 60 ‘frame-ish’ affect being able to broadcast in only 30 frames.”

I could be wrong, but I thought the real reason we shoot 60i is because of our electrical wiring in this country, which runs at 60Hz. But like I said, I could be wrong or maybe we’re both right.


I agree with you. I’m not down with 24p. The only time I find it acceptable is if you are transferring to film. The thing that bugs me most is people think 24p actually makes their video looks like film. It probably has the least impact. Composition, camera work, lighting…those all have a much bigger impact for creating a film look than the frame rate.

In my opinion, the standard should be 30fps, whether progressive or interlace. I don’t like 60p because it looks too good. You see almost no motion blur, and motion blur is natural. I WANT to see some motion blur. The only time I would ever shoot 60p or higher is to achieve a VERY clean slow-mo effect.

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