Your Guide To High Speed

Part 2: Frame Rate

Summary: In Part 2 of our series on high speed videography, we cover how to pick a frame rate, since the speed greatly depends on what you are filming and how it is going to be used. Next we go through a huge list of examples–including ones with speed ramping–and why they were shot at certain frame rates. We also touch on how resolution affects frame rate.

Length: 6:27 minutes

How To Cinematically Light A Corporate Video (Cinematic Lighting Lesson 20)
How To Light Quickly (Cinematic Lighting Lesson 19)
Your Guide To High Speed, Part 6: Five Tips For A Successful Shoot
Your Guide To High Speed, Part 5: Lighting Six High Speed Sets
Your Guide To High Speed, Part 4: Common Lighting Problems
Your Guide To High Speed, Part 3: Camera Operation & Workflow
Your Guide To High Speed, Part 2: Frame Rate
Your Guide To High Speed, Part 1: Introduction
Lighting For Extreme Frame Rates (Cinematic Lighting Lesson 21)
4 replies
  1. frankbuddas
    frankbuddas says:

    Hey Ryan,
    Great stuff! can you let me know how you got that flower to burst? Love the site worth every penny!!!

    Cheers,
    Frank

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    • Tim
      Tim says:

      Hi Frank,

      The flower burst at 4:09 minutes was dipped in liquid nitrogen, then shot with a bullet to make it appear to explode. The two flowers colliding at 4:15 minutes also were frozen with liquid nitrogen.

      [Thanks for the accolades! 🙂 ]

      Reply
  2. Ahmedsalem
    Ahmedsalem says:

    What is the difference between shooting high speed frame rate , and changing the speed and duration in some softwares like premier

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    • Tim
      Tim says:

      High frame rates normally involve a special camera that can capture distinct frames at 1000 frames per second or more. Changing the speed and duration in non-linear editors like Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro just changes how long those distinct images are shown. For example, a 24 frame per second video clip can be made to last twice as long, but it will be very jerky. If instead the clip was filmed at 48 frames per second then slowed down half, the result would be played at 24 frames per second and not be jerky at all.

      Reply

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