Video FRAME RATES Explained | A Simple Comparison!
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Video FRAME RATES Explained | A Simple Comparison!

September 9, 2019


what’s going on everyone today we’re
going to talk about frame rates and how they can make a real difference in the
look of your footage. so what is framerate it’s the number of
frames you’re capturing per second in your footage the more frames the
Smoothie of the motion and also the more frames the better the slow motion so
there’s a few standard frame rates out there first we’ve got 24 frames per
second this is your motion picture cinema standard pretty much every movie
you’ve ever seen was shot in 24 frames per second do you have any experience in
motion pictures now there’s also 30 frames per second
this is your TV standard if you follow the NTSC standards which in North
America we all do things look a little bit more realistic than the 24 frames
yeah there’s also a pal standard that’s 25 frames per second and that’s what
you’ll see if you’re living in Europe we also have high frame rates like 60
frames per second this is great when you’re watching sports like football if
you’re watching video game streams on Twitch but wait weren’t there’s some
movie shot in high frame rates Peter Jackson film The Hobbit 48 frames per
second and James Cameron is shooting avatar 2 and 60 frames per second now a
lot of fans aren’t into this hyper-realistic movie look they want
that 24 frames per second but some of these directors are trying this
experimental high frame rate and they want to see how the high frame smoother
look translates in 3d and with their special effects let me know down in the
comments what you think about these high frame rates and cinema so where’s the
magic in frame rates well let me tell you when you slow things down and
conform them to a 24 frame per second timeline this is the magic take a 60
frames per second shot and conform it to your 24 frames per second timeline now
you’re looking at a shot that’s playing back 24 frames per second but it’s 2.5
times slower so slow motion is where you can really get your frame rates to do
some nice work for you especially in your b-roll or in any sports or action
shot now you may ask why wouldn’t I just slow
down my 24 frames per second shot well when you do that you don’t have extra
frames to build in when you’re slowing and drying out your footage so the
frames have to sort of create themselves and your footage looks choppy okay
that’s enough of the background info tell me what I really want to know here
okay so if there’s any part of this video that you should really pay
attention it’s right now we’re gonna do an overview 24 frames per second
cinema standard 30 frames per second your TV standard 60 frames per second is
your sports standard it’s that hyper realistic smooth look now 60 frames per
second slowed down to 24 frames per second is your standard slow motion 2.5
times slower than the normal footage 120 frames per second is a nice super slow
motion this is buttery smooth slow motion this is your Peter McKinnon
b-roll this is that nice cinematic slow-mo now a thousand plus frames per
second this is your Ultra slow-mo you’re gonna see the slow mo guys on YouTube
this is super super slow-mo this stuff is crazy okay so what frame rate should
I use well there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to frame rates we’ve got
24 frames a second if you want to go out there and shoot a nice interview or a
nice normal speed shot then say you want to shoot something that looks like it’s
meant for TV and a video playback we’ll jump over to 30 frames per second then
you want to get some slow-motion b-roll kick it over to 60 frames per second
then you want to shoot another interview jump back to 24 frames per second what
I’m getting at is that you’re gonna have to bounce around with your frame rates
as you’re out on the shoot people do this all the time you just need to think
ahead about what you’re gonna want your video to playback like or look like when
the videos finally edited and just jump around on your frame rates on your
camera before shooting and one thing to remember is keep your shutter speed and
your camera always double the frame rate that you’re shooting so if you’re
shooting 24 frames per second you want to be around one over 48 or one over 50
for your shutter if you’re shooting 120 frames per second you want to be around
one over 240 for your shredder so guys I hope you
liked this video leave a like down below go ahead and subscribe let me know if
you want to hear anything else about frame rates and otherwise we’ll check
you back in the next one thanks guys you you

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  1. This is a great instructional video with lots of video examples of what you are covering to make it more understandable to the layman. I'm more inclined to prefer the standard 24 FPS for movies- faster makes it look like a video game to me.

  2. Peter McKinnon, The Slo-Mo Guys, everybody's a fan of them. You too are on the way, Wish You Success!😎

  3. That was really useful! Seeing the difference right on screen at the same time made me finally get it haha thanks! (one more subscriber)

  4. TV is actually potentially 59.94 unique images per second (whether it's progressive or interlaced), & 50 images per second for UK/Europe/Australia. They are 'containers' which can have 23.976, 29.97 or 59.94 images per second for North America, or 25 or 50 images per second for UK/Europe/Australia.

  5. why do you recommend having a shutter speed that doubles the frame rate, as you mentioned at the end of the video? How does it make a difference? (Im new at this so its an honest question πŸ™‚ ) Also, what did you study? I would love to get into editing and filmmaking. Did you take courses or make a degree on this? what do you recommend?

  6. Awww thanks for this.. im a beginner in films and im scanning youtube for tutorials and i really appreciate your videos..it's helping me a lot!

  7. Great video Kellan! I would be overly grateful if you would shoot/upload a video with some action in 60fps, played at 60fps with a shutter speed of 1/75th or even 1/65th…. possibly the best of both worlds: high frame rate with some blur???

  8. I really enjoyed this video, it answered a lot of questions for me. One quick one: If I shoot my B roll at 60fps and slow it to 24fps, and then I shoot my interview at 24fps, my container video must be at 60fps to slow it down, right? So I then import my 24fps segments into that faster container? That probably made no sense…

  9. Great video man. You are the first one to explain it so my dumbass can get it. I left a like and a subscribe.

  10. Hi, if I just take video of travel scenary, which one should I set to? 24 or 60? I still confused about this. Thanks

  11. Amazing info ,I wanted a DSLR but it's tooo complicated ,keep easing out the stuff for us Noobs haha love from India ,also want aren't u at a million yet amazing info

  12. Is it acceptable to shoot in 24 fps some of shots and then turn to 60 fps to shoot a scene that is meant to be in slo-mo? Or we should film a whole thing in the same frame rate?

  13. Hell fukin yeah I smashed that like button along with sub button also..this vdo gave me clear understanding about frame rates thanks aloottttt

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