Frame Rate is simply how many frames are captured in a second.
- 24 fps is the traditional frame rate of cinema
- 30 fps is typical of TV
- Higher frame rates like 60 fps are designed for slow motion if played back at lower frame rates
- Slower frame rates like 12 fps will appear faster when played back at 24 fps
- Adventurous and prolific filmmakers have tried higher frame rates for movies though it’s not generally appreciated
This is a good reference for putting high frame rate footage into a lower frame rate timeline.
See the “Shutter” section for a look at how shutter speed and frame rate interact.