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I'm currently working on a project (I'm writing the script right now) that I'm shooting on DV and that I'd like to transfer to film. However, I have a bit of a problem with the frame rates. I know DV shoots at 60fps, but film is at 24fps. I know some of the higher-end cameras have "movie modes" where you can lower the frame rate to 30 or 25. My question is: can the difference in frame rates be compensated for at the video transfer stage, or do I need to shoot as close to 24fps as possible during production?
-- Dan Seitz (Dansietz@aol.com), January 14, 1999
This site should cover all your questions http://www.dvfilm.com
-- John Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 16, 1999.
Thanks, John, that site was really helpful!
-- Dan Seitz (Dansietz@aol.com), January 18, 1999.
I think you are horribly mistaken. The DV camera's film at 60 fields per second, not frames. There are 2 fields in video per every frame in film. Video captures an image every 1/60th per second, each field is half resolution, so when combined to for 30frames per second (fps) it forms a full resolution image. Some other DV camera's option a full frame movie mode which captures 30 full resolution frames per second to deliver a true 30frames per second. Hope this helps.
-- Chris Penney (email@example.com), February 14, 1999.
You can shoot PAL and get 25 fps, then it needs to be slowed down in the transfer to film, whereas NTSC has 30fps. PAL also has a higher pixel rate and I'm told it looks closer to film.
-- Joe Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 28, 2001.