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Which Is the Best Frame Rate for a Slow Motion Video?


There are videos at different frame rates, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, 240fps... Which is the better frame rate for slow motion? Keep Reading. The following text will give you the answer.

What Is Slow Motion Video?

Slow motion is an effect where the footage moves slower than normal. It is commonly used in films and sports videos to show the moments that people can't capture by eyes. You can record slow motion videos by professional cameras or smart-phones if you are skilled at shooting. Or you can use a slow motion video maker or a frame rate converter for that, such as VideoProc, which can convert your high frame rate videos into slow motion videos in just a few steps.

Frame Rate

What Is a Good Frame Rate for Slow Motion?

The globally accepted standard video frame rate is 30fps. And people have a better viewing experience when the frame rate is between 50 to 60 which is close to that of human eye (55fps). That is to say, continuously playing 30 to 60 images in a second makes the footage smooth.

But it will stutter if there are less images. To be simple, you need to have enough frames to slow down. That's why the frame rate for slow motion matters. Considering the fluency of your video, the materials of 60fps, 120fps, and 240fps, will give you more slowing-down capability. The higher the frame rate is, the more fluent the video will be.

One-click Slow Motion Effect Solution - VideoProc

VideoProc is a feature-rich video editor. One of its outstanding features is that is can speed up or slow down iPhone videos or YouTube videos. And of course, you can create a slo-mo video out of a normal footage by slowing down the playback speed of high-frame-rate video.

  1. Suitable for all videos from different devices in different resolutions, such as 4K/1080p/720p videos from iPhone, GoPro and HD camcorders.
  2. Support virtually all range of frame rates.
  3. High processing speed up to 47x real-time faster with the use of level-3 hardware acceleration.
  4. Easy to cut, rotate, convert, crop, add subtitles or effects to a video.
  5. Lossless video quality if you keep original parameter settings.

How to Make a Slow Motion Video with VideoProc?

Step 1. Download and install VideoProc.

Step 2. Go to "Video" option and open the video you want to slow down.

Add Videos to VideoProc
Click Video and + Video

Step 3. There are two ways to realize slow motion video making:

  1. Click "Option" and then "Format". Click on "Frame Rate(FPS)" under Video Codec Options. Among the drop-down list, choose any of the option that ranges from 50fps to 60fps, which would be good for a slow motion video.
  2. Click "Option" and then "Edit Video". Then move the playback speed to the left to slow down your video (VideoProc can change video playback speed from 0.1x to up to 16x, wherein 0.1x means 10x slower than original speed). Once finished, click "Done".
Slow Down Video to Make Slo-mo Video
Slow down video

Step 4. Choose the format you want and export your video by clicking "RUN".

VideoProc is very easy to use for even beginners; while it rivals professional effects what masters do. Moreover, it is a multifunctional video program more than adjusting the frame rate for slow motion. It is provided with 4 modules, namely, Video for converting and editing (cut, merge, crop, stabilize) videos and audios, DVD for digitizing DVDs to PC/phone/TV/NAS/YouTube friendly video files, Download to save online videos and songs onto PC, and Recorder to capture computer/iPhone/iPad screens or record webcams.

You've known the best frame rates for slow motion videos, and the easy way to change and adjust frame rate. The text below will give you a list of the best cameras for shooting slow motion footages.

What Are Top Slow Motion Cameras?

As for cameras, slow motion effect is created by recording frames at higher speed and then playing them back at a slower rate. In general, high frame rate cameras are very expensive. Here are some highly recommended cameras with their maximum frame rate for slow motion.

  1. Sony RX100 V (960fps)
  2. Canon PowerShot G16 (240fps)
  3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K (120fps)
  4. GoPro HERO 5 Black (240fps)
  5. Nikon Coolpix P500(120fps)
  6. RED Weapon 8K (300fps)

The cameras above are capable of capturing slow-motion footage. Theoretically, the more frames you can capture, the smoother the video will be. However, you cannot consider the frame rate for slow motion only during slow motion video recording. Except that, you need also adjust the shutter speed, shutter angle, light, etc. Obviously, it is difficult for beginners to get an ideal slow motion video.


Alisa Cassiel

Alisa Cassiel, an English Copywriter of Digiarty, has 4 years of writing and marketing experience. Love writing and always provide thoughtful how-to guides and tips related to video processing, recent hot topics, new digital devices, hit movies, music, etc. She is a life-enthusiast who is independent, persistent, enthusiastic, energetic, and interested in music, exercise, travel, dance, painting.

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