The frame rate of your video determines how quickly frames are recorded and played
back. The higher the number of frames per second (fps), the less noticeably the image
flickers on screen. There are several common frame rates in use:
Â 24 fps: Film, certain HD formats, and certain SD formats use this frame rate. This may
also be 23.98 fps for compatibility with NTSC video.
Â 25 fps: SD PAL
Â 29.97 fps: SD NTSC
Â 59.94 fps: 720p HD video frame rate. This can also be 60 fps.
For more information, see Volume IV, Appendix B, “Frame Rate and Timecode.”
Video Formats and Timecode