Frame Rates Explained: When and Why You Should Shoot in Different Ones

For the past few years, I have been getting more and more into video work. When I first started, I had an idea of what frame rate was and I knew how to use it to get the looks I wanted but by no means was I doing anything correctly until probably late last year. In this video, Matt goes over frame rates and a few reasons why you should shoot in different ones.

I first noticed an issue in my videos where they would look very glitchy or laggy when I exported them. After hearing plenty of comments from friends, professionals, and clients, I felt like a real rookie and began to do my research. I was able to resolve my frame rate issue simply by learning how to get everything more consistent on the shoot and while editing. There is plenty of competition out there when it comes to video work but the sad truth is, not everybody knows what they are doing. Being able to produce clean video is a bigger deal than you can imagine and if everything is done right, the video is going to look a lot better. If you have noticed anything weird going on with your video work, I would highly suggest looking into little things like this to create better work for yourself or your company in the future.

Frame rate is probably one of the most essential things when it comes to finalizing a video project. Years back when I first got into real estate video, my settings were all over the place and my frame rate in camera and shutter speed meant nothing to me. When I put everything into premiere to edit, I just made a sequence at 24fps and dumped all my footage in there to edit. Fast forward a few years and now I am completely conscious of my frame rate and shutter speed in camera and in my Premiere sequence. I cannot stress how important it is to learn this information if you are going to be working in the field. Like me, I didn't know what I was doing at first and because of that, my work suffered. Today I will always make sure this is done correctly.

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