The days of bad smartphone video are long gone. Your iPhone or Android phone is a capable VCR that offers different frame rate options in the camera settings. However, Filmic Pro makes things a little easier and adds extra controls you would not find on your device alone.
Frame rate is the number of frames or frames displayed in each second of the video. Here comes "fps" or frames per second used. Whether the video is for social media, a short film, a television show or a blockbuster movie, it does not matter, the frame rate works the same for both.
If you choose 24 frames per second, the default setting is Filmic Pro. For new projects, you're shooting at the same frame rate as most Hollywood movies. If you choose a bit higher, say 1
Accessing the frame rate options
Accessing frame rate control is easy. First, tap the dial gear in the bottom right corner and select FrameRate. Make sure that you are on the "Standard" tab in the upper right corner of the menu. Here are all frame rate options with Flimic Pro presets in the top bar – 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60, 120 and 240 fps.
There is also a Time Lapse setting, accessible by tapping on "Time Lapse", which allows you to take a picture every 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 30, 45 or 60 seconds.
Depending on your device, the number of visible or non-dimmed options for the Standard tab may vary, even if Your standard camera can record at this speed. For example: Samsung prevents third parties from accessing all built-in options, so you can not shoot at 60 frames per second at 4K resolution with a Galaxy S9, though this is possible with Samsung's Camera app. Different processors can also make a difference, so some super slow-motion settings like 960 fps are not supported here.
Also, some of the fps options may be grayed out because you are shooting with the wrong resolution. to like. For example, on an iPhone X S you can only record 120 frames per second or 240 frames per second if you are not using 1080p. This is the same thing that Apple's own app limits you to.
Select your desired frame rate
To quickly select a new frame rate, you can tap on one of the black preset numbers at the top of the menu. This switches the frame rate for Capture FPS, the frame rate of your footage, and Playback FPS, the frame rate at which your video plays. Your selected FPS is visible in the timecode counter changes in time-lapse mode.
When you select a frame rate, you see the gray circle in The center of the gray line, called "Motion Slider". The motion slider lets you decide whether you want to record in fast motion or in slow motion without having to tap the screen several times, but it all depends on the playback speed.
Moving the slider all the way to the left increases the number of shots. A frame rate of up to 120 frames per second is achieved by moving it all the way to the right to achieve a slower frame rate of 3 frames per second. As mentioned above, the playback frame rate remains the same, so your final product will play slowly or quickly depending on the frame rate selected. If you want to choose a different recording rate that you do not want to allow, first change the playback rate.
Typically, you want these numbers to be the same, but for slow motion, if your refresh rate is lower your capture frame rate will produce the desired slow motion effect. Note, however, that Filmic Pro only records sound for your video if both the recording and playback rates are synchronous. If you're not sure, Filmic will add a red circle upwards at the current frame rate if the numbers are out of sync.
You can also use the arrows to change "Capture FPS" and "Playback FPS" frame by frame. These arrows change only the element to which they are connected. So if you change your frame rate, your refresh rate will be out of sync.
Depending on your preference The choice of how the video should look and what platform to play on is crucial to choosing the right frame rate to get the video right. Here are some examples or if you want to use lower or higher frame rates.
- 12 pictures / s: This is the classic speed of older animated films and cartoons. If you want your footage to look the way it looks, choose 12 frames per second for capture and playback.
- 16 frames per second: This is the classic speed of old silent movies before Hollywood switches to 24 frames per second. Turning this setting turns your footage into a vintage aesthetic.
- 21 frames per second: This is a speed worth while when shooting action sequences, as it looks less smooth, more chaotic and punchier when playing at 24 frames per second. You can also try 22 fps.
- 24 fps: This is the golden standard for Hollywood movies that gives your footage a cinematic feel.
- 25 fps: Just like at 24 fps, it gives you a cinematic feeling, but is more suitable for PAL regions.
- 30 frames per second: If you rotate at this speed, a home video vibe will be generated and could match the look of some sitcoms and TV shows.  48 fps: This speed creates a heightened sense of reality, but it can also break the unbelief that movies offer. Hollywood has experimented with 48 fps, especially with Peter Jackson The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey . This leads to less motion blur and flicker.
- 60 frames per second: This will also make you feel like a sitcom and TV show because a lot of studios have switched to this rate because of better TVs. Many commercials also use this rate.
- 120 fps: This rate is the first step to slow videos. Shoot at 120 frames per second and play them at 30 or 60 frames per second, and you have slower footage than ever before.
- 240 frames per second: Same as at 120 frames per second, but the product will just be slower at low playback speeds.
Note: When taking long-term shots (for example, 120 or 240 fps), you should avoid storing those clips in the gallery of your phone. While rendering in your gallery is the same as in Filmic Pro, the operating system may be able to retune the footage when sharing from the Gallery app, especially on iOS. If you record at these frame rates, it's better to export your footage directly from Filmic Pro.
This article was created during Gadget Hacks' special reporting on smartphone-based video creation tips for filming and editing. Take a look at the entire videography series.