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Can you do smooth slow motion with dv in 24p?


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#1 elvworks

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 08:36 PM

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Is either the xl2 or dvx100 able to do those smooth slow motion scenes. The ones where they speed up the frame rate, then when they play it back at normal speed, the slow motion looks smooth instead of choppy?

Is there a way to get away with that with dv cams?

Thanks,

Rick
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 09:55 PM

Hi,

The absolute best you will do "for real" is 60fps, by sacrificing 50% of your vertical resolution. Shoot 30i NTSC, then bob-deinterlace.

Beyond that, get something like Twixtor.

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#3 Michael Collier

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 10:08 PM

you could shoot HDV 60i. if your looking to finnish in SD you will still have full resolution and more than 2x slow factor.
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#4 Peter J DeCrescenzo

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 01:21 AM

You might find this article by Thomas Worth interesting. It goes into some detail about why 60i can be better for slow motion than 24p:
http://rarevision.co...slow_motion.php

All the best,

- Peter DeCrescenzo
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#5 matthew david burton

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 03:50 AM

In short yes but you will need the plugin twixtor by re:vision and after effects.
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#6 elvworks

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 10:51 AM

Thanks everyone!!!!!!!!! And thanks for the article.

Rick
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#7 David Silverstein

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 05:18 PM

That article was very good and helpful thanks for the link :D. Does anyone know if you can just shoot in 60i and use magic bullet to take it to 24p and then it will look as good as all the steps he did without using JUST after effects.
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#8 Mark Allen

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 07:57 PM

Shake has a pretty impressive time stretching feature as well.
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