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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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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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