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post #1 of 6 Old 06-23-2013, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Question Why is 720p 60fps better for filming slow motion than 1080p 60fps?

Sorry if it's a kind of obvious question but I'm new to the intricacies of filming video. Everyone talks about filming video at 720p at 60fps but why is this preferable to a higher resolution or higher frame rate?
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-24-2013, 03:58 AM
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I don't know of any reason to shoot [email protected] rather than [email protected] other than the obvious that [email protected] will consume more storage space on your memory card.

Is it possible you are confusing this with [email protected] vs [email protected]?

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Have you tried to see if there is a difference? Perhaps best to start with your own trial. As Chris said, I can't see any reason why it'd be better though have never tried. Hero2 can't do 60fps at 1080, only 30fps at that res in case that's what you've seen.

I see you're also in Australia so should be using the PAL setting, so that's 25 and 50fps. I shoot in [email protected] for everything so far.

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720P in the Hero 3 defaults to 120 fps..twice the frame rate of 1080p.
This is how the best high speed cameras operate, the higher the frame rate = better resolution when slowed down.
Try it, you'll like it.
Hope that helps.
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Great, thanks heaps everyone! I guess I'll do a few test runs on my bike to compare the different settings and try slowing them down
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720P in the Hero 3 defaults to 120 fps..twice the frame rate of 1080p.
This is how the best high speed cameras operate, the higher the frame rate = better resolution when slowed down.
Try it, you'll like it.
Hope that helps.
this!

i think you are thinking about 720p @ 120fps vs 1080p @ 60fps



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