I was in two minds as to what forum was appropriate for this, but I decided to plunk it here. Hope that's okay.
My question is to do with Slow Motion.
CAN I: Shoot my footage slowmo (say... 50 frames) and then change my mind in editing and "speed it up" so it's normal speed (the film is 25 fps), and it will be like i shot it normally? (possibly even sync it up with on-set sound, like normal) Or am I oversimplifying things here and/or are there other things to consider whilst shooting, to make this possible. I suppose the footage would still be 50 frames, but will it run seemlessly with the other normal 25 frames footage and look... normal?
I've always told myself I knew the answer to this to be "yes" but now that I actually need to do it, I want to check with some pros.
We're shooting quite a long montage, with alot of footage, but I know I can't quite gaze the tempo and rhythm of it all, until i'm editing, and therefore would like to leave myself the option, of having some of it in normal speed.
I have of course asked my friend google, but I am getting some pretty conflicting answers, from some pretty questionable scources, so I decided to bother you all, afterall.
We're shooting on the RED Epic.
Edit: And we're editing in AVID, if that helps.
Edited by Jacob Moeller, 28 December 2014 - 04:12 PM.