timelapse, frame per second

  • vadervideo avatar
    vadervideo 10 Dec 2012 22:53
    It may. You can always "stretch" the time using various time functions depending on the software you are using.
  • RekindlePhoto avatar
    RekindlePhoto 13 Dec 2012 15:23
    The Hobbit movie and others have moved to 48 fps. The industry and producers are saying they love the depth and smoothness of the faster frame rate. Yup, either 30 or 29,97 is a better standard for stock. Forget what the indy guys are saying, 24fps is not an industry standard in the digital world.
  • mtkang avatar
    mtkang 13 Dec 2012 18:19
    when you guys talk about 30fps in video, does it apply the samething for time lapse video?

    like if i want to make the time lapse video 30fps for a 10 second video, then i should take 300 images..

    or time lapse is not important? since it is not 'smooth' at all..
  • jason avatar
    jason 13 Dec 2012 19:04
    You can do a time lapse in what ever frame rate you wish.
  • SimpleIconic avatar
    SimpleIconic 13 Dec 2012 23:19
    300 photos for 30 fps ten seconds is a good estimate and it should be smooth. Smoothness can sometimes be effected by the time between photos more than the speed. For fast moving subjects, like fast clouds or cars, you want to have very little time between photos so that the scene isn't skipping or going way to fast. When you get it down, it should look smooth. Your volume of photos for time span of video assessment sounds like a good target though.
  • skylightpictures avatar
    skylightpictures 14 Dec 2012 03:55
    Each photo frame will end up as either 1/30 or 1/25 of a second running time, (of course you can do both to cover NA & EU standards) the number of frames will simply increase the length of the shot.
  • mtkang avatar
    mtkang 14 Dec 2012 16:30
    i use quicktime to convert all still images to a mov video, so i have an option of choosing 25 frames per second or 30 frames per second.. that's my question of fps.
  • SimpleIconic avatar
    SimpleIconic 14 Dec 2012 16:34
    If you only do one, I would go with 30fps.
  • vadervideo avatar
    vadervideo 14 Dec 2012 17:40
    If you are interested, here is a time lapse calculator:
    Time Lapse Calculator