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Playing back at 24 fps if shot at 12 or 6 fps?


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#1 Kevin Curtin

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:56 AM

This might be a poorly worded question, so I apologize. I am interested in hearing if anyone has shot a scene at 6 or 12 fps and then in post (not in the lab or processing) been able to play it back at 24 fps and what it looks like, and if there are negative reactions to this, I would really like to hear them. I am really talking about Avid Media Composer.
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#2 grant mcphee

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:10 AM

To get it onto video for you to import into avid you would have to tell the lab what your project frame rate is (usually 24/25/29.97/30). So if you chose 24 you would not have to do anything in avid (other than tell it you are working at 24fps) to get it playing back at 24fps. Whatever you shot on your camera would be relative to 24fps. i.e. 12fps would be twice as fast so all motion would look double the speed of 'normal'.

Or if you meant that you wanted what you shot at 12fps to look 'normal' you would have to get that transferred at 12fps. The Slower your frame rate, the blurrier it will look.
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#3 David Auner aac

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:15 AM

The Slower your frame rate, the blurrier it will look.


Not necessarily. If your shutter speed is high, you'd get sharp pictures. The footage would look choppy. But, of course, if you just run your camera at a slower speed with the same 180° shutter you'd get more motion blur.

Cheers, Dave
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