Frame Rates Question
Posted 01 December 2006 - 06:16 PM
Whay is 18 frames per second the "normal" rate.
I am working with the Nizo s800. Thank you
sorry...just searched the forum and found the answers.
Posted 01 December 2006 - 07:02 PM
Posted 01 December 2006 - 10:41 PM
Probably 99% of super-8 magnetic striped film was shot at 18 FPS, the same as silent film. Most cameras had only this speed and did not have 24 as an option.
... I'm not quite sure if Sound Super8 used 24 or 18, though...
Posted 02 December 2006 - 12:15 AM
Posted 02 December 2006 - 06:44 AM
If you project right of a super8-projector 18fps is fine, if you go video 24fps is better for NTSC, 16 2/3fps and 25fps is better for PAL to avoid pulldown and speed issues...
Was hoping someone could help me out with the difference between 18 and 24FPS.
Posted 03 December 2006 - 11:49 AM
another thing is the better sound quality @24fps!
If the film runs "faster" you can use more magnetic tape on the film at the same time which means you can use a bigger sound spectrum.
With 18fps around 70-10.000 Hz and with 24fps around 70-12.000 Hz
Posted 04 December 2006 - 11:54 AM
I know better but you think they could have gotten the script right for the announcer. 9, 18, 24, 48, 54, etc but I have never heard of 8mm running at 16fps. Anyone else or was that just wrong?
Posted 04 December 2006 - 12:10 PM
Posted 08 December 2006 - 07:20 PM
Basically correct, however some 8mm cameras made starting around 1960 by some manufacturers were adjusted to run at 18 instead of 16. Nobody seems to be sure exactly when this was though.
16fps was the standard silent rate for 8mm. Super-8 increased it to 18.