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Peter Richards
Which Format for smooth Motions?
on Mar 23, 2010 at 11:21:36 pm


i want to do some aerial video with my RC-Microkopter (Heli).

therefore i use a special Camera-Mount that eliminates most of vibrations.

My Question ist: Which Format is the best to get a smooth video? -taking aerial video with a RC-Kopter there are slow motions for example flying over a House...

I made some test with the brand new EOS 550.
1080 p 25 looks very sharp but it is a bit stuttering when moving the Camera or taking a test-video of Cars passing by.
I converted it with FCP to ProRes and watched it in 1080i ...
(i noticed that within FCP the native MOV filmed with 1080 25p is marked as "Field Dominance: upper"; athough it is fimed in 25p, not i ...)

720p 50 motion is very smooth without any stuttering. -but is is "only" 720...

Usually my Customers produce in 1080i ... maybe PAL 576i...
so what do you mean is the best Format for Aerial-Video / best for conversion?

Is there a workaround to get 1080-25p into 50i with smooooooth motions?
Or might it be better converting 720p50 -> 1080i ?



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Noah Kadner
Re: Which Format for smooth Motions?
on Mar 24, 2010 at 12:05:11 am

Not the format but really the shutter speed that controls smoothness. The lower the more smeary it will look, higher will be more staccato.


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