Basics of Shooting Slow Motion Video
In this video, photographers Jay P. Morgan (from the Slanted Lens) takes a look at what it means to shoot slow motion video and gives us a short fun look at smashing cameras and lenses.
Morgan got back to the YouTube Space shooting with their high-speed Phantom camera. However before he talks about the very advanced (and very expensive) Phantom camera, he looks at some of the basic ideas of slow motion photography which has been around for quite some time.
A normal video is shot at 24 frames per second, called “real time” (deadpanning on where you are or what type of look you want it can also be 25 or 30 fps). If you record 60 fps and put the 60fps video clip onto the timeline that is set to playback at 24fps, that one-second video now takes 2.4 seconds to play this result in slow motion look. If on the other hand you were to take the original, one-second 24fps clip and slow it down to 2.4 seconds, the movement would be blurred since there is not enough data to fill the gaps between each image and it will simply look strange.