View Full Version : Smooth Slow Mo is...

07-20-2011, 11:49 AM
240 frames per second. Well its 240i.

I figured it out. Its 1080i60 over cranked to 240i.

Here is an example.... What I did was I slowed this shot down to 40% in post, which makes it 10% actual speed. No optical flow or twixtor.


The quality is definitely not great and its boarder line acceptable for online videos. If you watch it full screen, its not good at all, but in this little vimeo clip, it looks fine. I did not touch the shot. No color grading or sharpening. I feel like if I did some things different and sharpened it some, it would be more acceptable.

Here is the shot placed with other 1080 shots (nothing edited here, just shots thrown in a timeline):


Im going to try to shoot it some next weekend when I shoot an auto racing project and I will try to mix a couple smooth slow mo shots in there to see how it looks in an actual project.

07-20-2011, 12:54 PM
The image quality is pretty horrid. The example clip looks good only at the embedded size. Also, I think you could have pull off that same shot with same slowdown using 1080/60p -- there aren't ton of detail and area around the skier is pretty clean. To be honest I don't understand why Sony even put the feature in the camera -- though it make sense why they didn't boast about it.

07-20-2011, 01:14 PM
Wish the F3 had it. Smooth slomo has lots of uses.

07-20-2011, 02:40 PM
honestly I think if you stylize the shot and dress it up with some funky color grading, this could be a practical function
I dont mind the loss of resolution and bitrate, but the thing that bothers me is the noticeable aliasing