The standard playback for video is 29.7fps, so why would you want to shoot at 60fps? Essentially because it gives you more flexibility. Footage captured at 60fps gives you smoother playback at 29.7/30fps and it also gives you the option to produce slow motion footage.
Alternatively, 4:2:0 10-bit 4K 120p (equivalent to 5x slow motion) and 4:2:2 10bit FHD 240p HFR (High Frame Rate) footage can be recorded with audio for creative speed ramping. VFR (Variable Frame Rate) recording can also be recorded with a FHD maximum of 300fps (equivalent to 12.5x slow motion) for more dynamic videos.
Video quality is notably better than previous releases, with more detail, tone and colour retained in lower light conditions. The ability to film at 10-bit high quality does push the file sizes up and reduces battery life slightly, but it is well worth it for the boost it gives to dynamic range and the smoothness of motion, especially as the pace picks up.
While the original R6 can record 4K video at 60fps, there is a 1.52x crop applied to your footage. Thankfully with the EOS R6 Mark II, Canon has done away with this crop. The Mark II can shoot 4K video at 60fps using the full width of the sensor. Even better, all the 4K footage from the EOS R6 Mark II is oversampled from 6K footage, meaning image quality is much improved.
The full list of video frame rates includes 4K (3840 x 2160) 30/25/24p (60P to come with free firmware update in Feb 2021), Full-HD (1920 x 1080) 120/100/60/50/30/25/24p, Slow-motion mode 1920 x 1080 30p x4/25p x4/24p x5.
Panasonic is aiming the Lumix S1 at creatives who want to be able to shoot both stills and video. On the video front, the headline feature is that the S1 can shoot 4K (3840×2160) at 60fps and 150Mbps. However, if you want to keep the full width of the sensor, the maximum frame rate for 4K video is 30fps.
In addition, Panasonic is going to introduce an optional (paid for) firmware update for the Lumix S1 to introduce full V-Log recording. This will also enable 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 24p/30p internal video recording and 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 60p HDMI output.
The full list of resolutions and their partnered frames rates is impressive, but something else GoPro did is it quietly reduced the number of lower resolution options in the menu system. For instance, 480p is gone, all the additional 720p frame rates also disappeared, and 960p bit the dust as well.
As ever with DJI, there is a good selection of filming options with 4X slow motion filmed at 1080p 120fps. Footage can be filmed in either H.264 or H.264, making the most from the small SD card storage.
The iPhone 13 Pro is capable of shooting 4K video at 60fps, with full access to all three lenses when shooting. It can also record 1080p HD video at 120 and 240fps for slow motion playback. But Apple has also introduced a number of intriguing new features for videographers that should also appeal.
When it comes to recording sports, 60fps better captures the motion and makes everything appear more fluid. 30fps is perfectly acceptable (it is what you see when you watch live sporting broadcasts on TV) but 60 fps also has the advantage of allowing you to produce slicker slow-motion effects in post-processing.
The larger 7" model includes all the features of the 5" model, but has a much larger screen. This model has 2 SD Card slots so recording can continue when a card becomes full. There are also 2 mini XLR audio inputs with phantom power so you can connect and record direct from microphones.
Video Assist uses commonly available SD card media, so you can record to flash memory cards that are easy to obtain. The files are small enough to allow long recordings on standard SD cards or the faster UHS-II cards. The larger Video Assist 7" models include 2 SD card slots so you can swap out any full cards even during recording, allowing infinite length recording. Standard SD cards or the faster UHS-II cards are perfect for broadcast because they are small, high speed and affordable.
Now you can live stream using both Blackmagic Video Assist 3G and 12G HDR models with new webcam support added to the USB connection! That means you can plug into a computer and get live video into any video software. The software is tricked into thinking video assist is a common webcam! Plus you get full HD resolution 1080p quality! Choose any software you like, such as Open Broadcaster for live broadcast streaming, or you can Skype call your client with live video of your shoot! Blackmagic Video Assist works with all major software and platforms such as Open Broadcaster, XSplit Broadcaster, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Skype, Zoom, Twitch, Periscope, Livestream, Wirecast and more!
You get full support for the most popular video standards. The SDI and HDMI connections are multi-rate, so all models handle SD and HD television standards plus the 12G models add extra support for Ultra HD standards. Standard definition formats include NTSC and PAL. 720p HD standards include 720p50 and 59.94p. 1080i HD interlaced formats include 1080i50 and 59.94. 1080p HD formats include 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60p. Plus you can even work in 1080 PsF formats. On the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G models you also get support for Ultra HD formats up to 2160p59.94. On these 12G models you can even record 2K and 4K DCI rates up to 25p for digital film work!
Multiple languages are fully supported so you don't need to learn another language to use it! Support is included for English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish. At first start, Video Assist will display a menu for selecting a language, plus you can switch languages in the menus. When a language is selected, the on screen text overlays will change to the selected language, as well as overlays on the video outputs when enabled. All this means Video Assist is perfect for doing international location work with different crews because you can just go into the menu and change the language any time you need!
Recording video to tape with the LCD screen open, and without zooming, a fully-charged and included CGA-DU12 battery pack gave up a little over two and half hours of video recording (2 hr., 30 min, 29 sec.).
You can push the frame rate to 60 fps. But the color range drops to 4:2:0. You can also shoot at 180 fps in Full HD. And this is more than enough to give you decent slow-motion shots. Plus, the S5 also features a great camera body image stabilizer. It gives up to 6.5 stops of benefit.
There is also a button near the shutter, which automatically blurs the background for you. This is great for bringing attention to yourself in a busy crowd. There is also quick access to slow-motion and quick-motion video options.
It takes amazing slow-motion video at 240 fps. It has almost endless time lapses in Full HD. You can shoot 4K video at 24 fps. And if you want a shallow depth of field, it has a Cinematic mode. Remember, filmmakers have shot feature-length films on an iPhone! 2b1af7f3a8