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    EDITOR SPECS and frame rates
    Senior Member tazza's Avatar
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    May 2006
    New York
    I'm prepping for a job on sat, the editor wants everyone to shoot at 720p - the a camera is a Canon c300 the b camera is my Pana 160a.
    It's an outdoor shoot on a beach. Should be a challenge.
    I noticed that the 160a offers several flavors in 720p:
    PH 720p/60
    PH 720p/30
    PH 720p/24

    My camera will be shooting people running, guys jumping out of planes, skydivers, lots of movement.
    What would be the best 720p frame rate for this and please explain why so I can pass this onto the editor.
    Canon C100 MII
    Canon C100
    Panasonic AG AC-160a;
    Panasonic GH2
    Canon 70 - 200mm f. 2.8
    Canon 24 - 105mm f. 4L;
    Canon 24 - 70mm f. 2.8;
    Rokinon Cine 35mm, 50mm, 85mm
    Lumix 14 - 140; Lumix 12 - 35;
    Lumix 20mm;

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    Well, it depends on what you want it to look like. 24P has filmlike motion, but 60p is more accurate for capturing high-speed action. 60p is a popular choice for sports; the major sports networks in the USA (ABC, Fox, ESPN) broadcast in 720/60p. 60p is the "live" look, high frame rate, looking-through-a-window. 24p is the "film" look.

    30p is a look that's sort of halfway inbetween. It's not as filmic as 24p, nor as "realistic" as 60p. But 30p is my least favorite frame rate because it makes for difficult conversions to Euro/PAL broadcast. 24p or 60p are infinitely easier to convert to PAL frame rates.

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