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November 10, 2019 at 2:39 AM #72029489mamboParticipant
I’m new here and and I’m not sure I’m writing in the right forum topic.
I need some advices.
I produce online courses, mostly relate to art.
I shoot with 4 cameras and I use a live camera switcher to record into a computer through Telestream Wirecast.
I’m very happy with this system (I had to come up with a system that could speed my editing significantly) and it works pretty well for me. I use the cameras recording as backup in case something goes wrong with my live recording but usually everything goes smoothly.
I’m not an expert, I have learned everything by my own and adapt to the needs.
Now my question is regarding video quality.
I shoot my videos at 1080p 50fps (that is the max I can do from the cameras I own)
I have to do with huge files size (prores LT) and the platform that hosts my videos has a size limit of 2gb.
That means I have to use Handbrake to shrink my videos.
Now the question:
Would shooting at 1080p 30fps decrease the image quality of my videos compared to 50fps? Being visual art courses I want to give ed the best Image quality I can with my equipment but I’m worried that shrinking my files all the time is actually decreasing the quality and maybe I should go for 30fps. My videos have an average length of 40/60 min.
Please forgive me if this is a stupid question but here I am, asking to people that surely knows more than me.
In the end everyone had to learn.
Many thanks in advance
November 10, 2019 at 8:56 PM #72029530JackWolcottParticipant
Try shooting both ways and do a side-by-side comparison.
November 11, 2019 at 10:27 AM #72029577bobspezParticipant
You can also introduce still pictures (jpg.) into your video in the editor, and provide some narration while leaving the still pic on for 10 seconds or so. You can even zoom in to some elements of the still pic by adding crops of the jpg in the video sequence. This will give you more detail than cropping the frame in the video editor. For just talking to the camera 30 fps will be fine. Adding jpgs to the sequence will introduce high quality stills to the video.
November 26, 2019 at 2:23 AM #72030959
November 26, 2019 at 9:31 AM #72030982tommybadgerParticipant
If it were any other topic than art I’d say go for 25p but 50p generally looks more detailed.
It’s not usually the compression that decreases image quality it is the compression settings you use.
Have you tried asking your question in a Handbrake user forum?
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