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May 15, 2003 at 11:58 pm #2951
striderParticipantMay 16, 2003 at 12:11 am #2952
Frame rate is the number of frames per second (fps). A framerate of 15 fps means that for every second of film, 15 individual pictures will go by. A higher framerate means smoother animation, but it also means more individual pictures will need to be taken.
How you set it depends on the software. I know nothing about iMovies, so I can’t help you there.May 16, 2003 at 1:21 am #2954
If you’re talking about live motion, and using a camcorder, you can’t change the framerate. At least not in production. You’d have to do it in post.
If you mean for stop motion, then it all depends on how many images you capture and how long the sequence is meant to be. 15 fps is usually the best frame rate, as it can be smooth and doesn’t require so much work. 24 is still the best, imo, just because it’s more professional. :wink
CometgreenMay 16, 2003 at 11:36 am #2962
If you want to see a small segment of film that shows an example of different frame rates and how they look and stuff, look at this post:
http://www.brickfilms.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=274May 16, 2003 at 12:52 pm #2963
Brian of GepParticipantMay 16, 2003 at 1:31 pm #2966
The JanitorParticipantMay 16, 2003 at 1:38 pm #2968
Brian of PacoParticipantMay 16, 2003 at 2:15 pm #2970
Shooting ‘on twos’ at 24fps essentially equates to 12fps… (though certainly if you have the patience 24fps could reduce stuttering and smooth movement). Don’t forget professional animation studios also use post production motion blurring to help smooth some stop mo scenes even more…
As we have all discussed before, due to ‘persistance of vision’ in the human eye’s workings (and therefore the brain’s) 12fps is about the lowest limit you can film at before things start to look too jerky.
Most multimedia content plays at 15fps, which as far as I’m concerned, gives a pretty smooth and fluid result. I’ve shot all of my films at 15fps.
HaliMay 16, 2003 at 5:02 pm #2976
CometgreenParticipantMay 16, 2003 at 5:44 pm #2978
Strider, in iMovie the easiest way to change the framerate isnt exact. If you are using a camera taking still images you can import them into iPhoto and open them through iMovie(w/ version 3). Or you could import them directly to iMovie. Then, you select all the photos, and change their duration time to 00:08 seconds. This is about 12 fps. Lower the duration time to make the “framerate” higher. If your camera is taking “clips” for each shot(such as cameras with a photo option that don’t capture a still frame but rather six seconds of the same image on tape) you must import them and then there should be a option somewhere under “edit” to capture a still frame from each. This varies from iMovie 2 to 3. If you need anymore help, you can email us. We are not quite pros at this, but we have done a few films now with this technique.
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