March 17, 2017 at 5:50AM


DCP frame rate = recording rate 24 vs 25 fps

As I understand, there are two DCP standarts, one is 24fps Interpop and other 25 fps SMPTE and none of them is not universal.
The best I understood - its better to have both versions of film - 25 and 24 fps.

Then, I face a question - which frame rate is better for recording?
Somehow, it feels like that its possible to build in both vesrions: 25 fps to 24 fps OR 24 fps to 25 fps.

BUT, my idea that shooting 24 is safer, because for 25 fps we will have only to make everything slightly faster.
I worried that building 24 from 25 could influence badly for movement or panning.

What do you know on this subject? Thank you

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The best one to use depends on your goals. If you are an American, fund-raising from Americans, looking to release in America, and hoping that it will screen widely in America, then shoot 24p. If you are European, fund-raising from Europeans, looking to release in Europe, and hoping it will screen widely in Europe, shoot 25p. If you are somewhere between those two, figure out which you are closest to and choose. It is a binary choice. You cannot shoot both. One will be better than the other for the "native" market. You have to pick your market, then make your film. Then, if there's demand from the other market, you can hire a post house to do a high-quality conversion from 24p to 25p, or vice-versa, depending on what you originally shot.

March 17, 2017 at 8:38AM, Edited March 17, 8:39AM


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