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Osmo Pocket Cinematic FRAME RATES in Under 6-Minutes

October 7, 2019


– What’s up everyone. Great to see ya this morning. Today, we’re gonna cover
the different frame rates of the Osmo Pocket. When to use them, when not to use them, and show you some examples. (upbeat music) So I’m gonna preface
this video by saying that shooting and filming is very subjective, and everybody has their own unique style. But today, I’m gonna share with you my style and how frame rate incorporates the look and feel of my videos. Today, I’m shooting
with my girlfriend Cori, and my pups Leo and Bailey. So we have some subjects to shoot. So, there’s seven frame rates
that the Osmo Pocket has. Six of them accessible under the video tab and one of them accessible
under the slow motion video tab. Now I’m gonna cover 24,
30, 60, and 120 today because those are the four
that I use most often. The frame rates 24, 30,
and 60 are all available under the 4k resolution. Now note that the 120 frames per second, or the slow motion setting, is actually only gonna be 1080 resolution, and it also crops in on the sensor, so you’re gonna see that the
image is a lot more punched in. So let’s start with 24 frames per second, and this is considered to
be a cinematic frame rate. And, a lot of people ask, why? Well, pretty much every single movie is filmed at 24 frames per second, so we kind of instantly
associate the look of it with high-end productions or movies. What’s actually going on
here is you’re getting less frames per second, which actually gives it
a less realistic look, and more of a creative and film-make look. You can see here that in the
24 frames per second clip, it kind of looks unnatural or unrealistic I think’s a better word, because the movement between
each frame is greater in the 24 frames per second clip. And then if you look at the
30 frames per second clip, you can tell that the movement
of Cori between each frame is less which makes it look
smoother and more realistic. And typically I only
shoot 24 frames per second when I’m shooting large
projects like documentaries or short films where I want the end result to look more creative. And moving on to 30 frames per second, this is my go to for YouTube videos, because it looks more realistic, the same way we would
perceive it in real life. I think it give you a
better chance of connecting with your audience and
bringing them with you, and make them feel like they’re
there on your adventure. And another benefit of shooting
at 30 frames per second is that 60 and 120 are
evenly divisible into it. So you can slow down 60 frames
per second by 50 percent and 120 frames per second by 25 percent without dropping any frames. Next, we have 60 frames per second. Now, if you run 60 frames per
second at 100 percent speed or on a 60 frame timeline, it looks very, very realistic and I personally don’t like that, because I feel it takes
that artistic element out of the equation. Now some YouTubers do upload
at 60 frames per second and there’s absolutely
nothing wrong with that. Just my personal preference. It’s a little bit too realistic for me, and kind of kills that artistic element. I shoot in 60 frames per second when I know I have a medium action scene that I’m gonna slow down
by 50 percent in post. Now a lot of people ask if they can shoot in 60 frames per second and
upload in 30 frames per second. But you can’t really do that, because effectively you’re
dropping half of your frames. So, you’re shooting your
shutter speed at 1/120th ’cause you’re shooting
60 frames per second. You’re dropping half the frames. Effectively you’re at
30 frames per second. So that shutter speed
to frame rate equation, you’re not gonna be
portraying motion naturally. Now, you could do that if you want to, but I like to pre-plan ahead. If I’m shooting regular motion at (laughing) Dude, Leo. At 30 frames per second,
it’s gonna be a 50 percent slow down slow motion shot
at 60 frames per second. And the final frame rate is 120. Also known in the Osmo Pocket
menu as slow motion video. So remember to note that
when you’re shooting in 120 or slow motion video, that it’s cropping in on the sensor. So it’s going to be more punched in, and it’s only in 1080 resolution. So I shoot 120 frames per second, when I know I’m gonna slow it
down by 25 percent in post. Now I like to use this to kind of create more dramatic sequences, or take a fast-action subject, slow it down and make
it look more engaging. Now just remember that if
you’re shooting slow-motion, that you have to have at least
some sort of moving subject or camera movement otherwise
it can get really boring. Well there you have it, the four frame rates that I
use through the Osmo Pocket, and why I use them. Now remember I am shooting
with a shutter speed at double frame rate for all these, so 24 frames per second is 1/48th, 30 frames per second 1/60th, 60 is 120th, and 120 frames per second is 1/240th. I just made a video on this, on exposure, shutter speed, and filters. So be sure to check that out. Well thanks for joining all of us on our little adventure today. We’ve got a bunch of
great mountain filters through the Osmo Pocket below. I’m Jeff, Cori, Leo and
Bailey with PolarPro. And we’ll see y’all in the next one.

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