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Re: The 24Phas a very "Strobe-ish" look. Normal? Filmouts? How to reduce?

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Leo Ticheli
Re: The 24Phas a very "Strobe-ish" look. Normal? Filmouts? How to reduce?
on Nov 14, 2003 at 9:49:30 pm

The “problem” you’re talking about has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with the DVX100.

Virtually every motion picture film ever shown on television was shot at 24 fps progressive with a film camera then transferred to video tape with a 3/2 pull-down. The vast majority of television shows and commercials shot on film are shot at 24 fps progressive and transferred to video tape with the 3/2 pull-down. The temporal effects of shooting with the DVX100 are identical to a film camera at 24 fps, when the shutter is set to 50% to yield a 1/48 second exposure.

It is absolutely ridiculous to suggest that a shorter shutter will make action smoother; it does just the opposite. With the shutter off, you are getting an exposure duration of 1/24 of a second; more blur on action and pans, less strobe.

A few people suggest that you shoot at 30p and some, a few cinematographers, shoot film at 30 fps; I don’t like this look for dramatic presentations. It’s too “video” to me. For some kinds of action such as sports, it may be appropriate.

If you don’t like the look of movies on television, then 24p may not be for you. If you are not getting the same temporal effect shooting the DVX100, you need to learn how to shoot at 24p. Study the movies carefully; emulate the camera movement you see.

Best regards,

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