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#1 Ryan McMackin

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 10:00 PM

Anyone know or want to speculate what frame rate/s Mr. Doyle used for the slow motion sequencesin this film?

Here is an example:

To me it looks like it's 60FPS or so, though, I don't yet have an eye for this...

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 10:02 PM

To me it looks like it's 60FPS or so, though, I don't yet have an eye for this...


Seems around that to me.
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#3 Craig Knowles

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 11:21 PM

Seems around that to me.


Please forgive me if I hijack this thread, but is there such a thing as a "common" slow-motion rate in narrative Hollywood films (not the extreme John Woo slo-mo, or the Matrix-style stuff)?

At first glance, I would have thought 60fps would not be as slow as in that clip, but I guess when you think about it, 60 fps represents a 2.5x slowing of the action.

When slo-mo is called for on a Hollywood picture, is a special or alternate cameras brought in as a matter of principle, or are the shots accomplished with the main camera (assuming it is capable of achieving the desired speed)?
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 11:44 PM

Most Panaflex sync-sound cameras are limited to around 36 fps max or so at crystal, the Panaflex Millenium go up to 50 fps. Sync-sound Arricams and the Arri 535 cameras can go up to 60 fps crystal.

So it depends on what sync-sound camera you are renting and what frame rate you need to go up to, and if it needs to be crystal-sync or if wild is OK.

There aren't really standard rates for slo-mo. 60 fps crystal is popular in 60 Hz countries for filming under AC discharge lamps like ordinary fluorescents, streetlamps, etc. to avoid flicker problems.

Arri-35III's and Arri-435's are popular for MOS shooting at different frame rates.
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