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Best frame rate for VFX

PostPosted: 12/4/2017, 12:38 am
by badmonk
Hey guys

Ok on my Sony A7S2 i normally shoot 4K @ 24p for my VFX shots, but was just wondering what you guys normally use please?
I am rethinking as 4K takes a lot longer to process when going through AE, E3D and Blender etc also would I be better shooting in 60p 50M for eg for smoother playback and also help with when I track footage etc
My computer is fast enough but it’s def much quicker when I shoot in 1080p.

Any info would be great, thank you guys.

Re: Best frame rate for VFX

PostPosted: 12/4/2017, 10:54 am
by badmonk
anyone any ideas please?

Re: Best frame rate for VFX

PostPosted: 12/4/2017, 9:57 pm
by Faust
There's no universal answer, you simply have to pick the option that works for your specific scenario. The standard frame rate for film is 24 (no matter what Cameron or Jackson will tell you) so if you're going for something cinematic, stick with 24. There are scenarios where higher frame rate is better than higher resolution, but I find that these are rare.
A few months ago did a promotional short film that required a 2 minute long 3D track. I shot it in 48, thinking I would need the extra frames. But when I exported a work sequence, I accidentally rendered it at 24, essentially defeating the purpose of shooting 48 in the first place. Well, the track turned out just fine at 24. The lesson here is to learn your process and gear, and make the decision that best fits you.

Re: Best frame rate for VFX

PostPosted: 12/5/2017, 1:01 am
by badmonk
Faust wrote:There's no universal answer, you simply have to pick the option that works for your specific scenario. The standard frame rate for film is 24 (no matter what Cameron or Jackson will tell you) so if you're going for something cinematic, stick with 24. There are scenarios where higher frame rate is better than higher resolution, but I find that these are rare.
A few months ago did a promotional short film that required a 2 minute long 3D track. I shot it in 48, thinking I would need the extra frames. But when I exported a work sequence, I accidentally rendered it at 24, essentially defeating the purpose of shooting 48 in the first place. Well, the track turned out just fine at 24. The lesson here is to learn your process and gear, and make the decision that best fits you.


Thanks so much for the reply Faust.