🎬 Frame Rate

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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.

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