September 29, 2014 at 1:58PM
Beginner Question -- About the GoPro Hero 4K
So, I'm a newbie at filmmaking. I'm still close enough to the viewing audience that I may not be able to articulate what I mean in technical terms but I can tell when something feels right or not.
So, there are parts of it that feel excellent, almost film-like or at least comparable to the HD we normally see in movie theaters or watch on TV nowadays and other parts that feel very "video-y" to a layman (perhaps not a cinematographer but to the every day viewing audience).
I can't put my finger on why. Is it the frame rate? Some clips seem like they are 60 (the slow mo rate I'm assuming that looks awesome), others 30 (many of the shots with lots of lights like the car racing ones feel very video-y). Is it because the camera is so light weight that it's bounced around so much that it feels like I'm watching another edition of Paranormal Activities?
What could someone do, if shooting with a Hero 4K to make it really feel like film? Convert it using one of those After Effects plugins? If they made the frame rate 24p in post, would it look weird if originally shot in a higher frame rate? What else?
I appreciate your help and knowledge.