Frames per second?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Brian, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    I have a dSLR camera that will record video in either 25 fps or 50 fps
    (PAL). I've seen some great example movies using this model camera of time
    being slowed down when recording in 50 fps. In the examples video plays at
    normal speed then suddenly plays back in slow motion.
    I'd like to do this in Vegas. I suspect I would need to setup the project
    for 50 fps then when I want the slow motion to happen I would lower the
    velocity line on the timeline , or can I change the frames per second to
    slow down the movie?

    Is it possible to mix a 25 fps video with a 50 fps video on the timeline in
    If its compiled then does it only playback at 50 fps on a DVD player (or
    would it have problems in playing back on a DVD player due to the higher
    fps rate?
    Brian, Jan 8, 2014
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    mkujbida Guest

    Brian, I recently got some aerial footage of my college campuses that was shot at 59.94 (I'm in NTSC land). All I do is drop it on a 29.97 timeline and it plays normally. If I do want to slow it down, I either split it at thedesired spot and do a Ctrl+Drag to slow it down OR insert a velocity envelope at the desired spot with two points, one at 100% and the other at 50%.

    I regularly mix this footage with normal speed footage and have no problems..

    A DVD will only play the standards which, in North America, are 24p and 29.97i. I'm not sure about PAL but my uneducated guess is 25i only.m Once again, this won't be a problem with 50 fps footage as it will play back at 25 fps.

    mkujbida, Jan 8, 2014
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  3. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Thanks for the useful information Mike.
    Brian, Jan 9, 2014
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