Final Cut Pro 6 - Frame Rate Limits:How Many Frames perSecondIsBest?

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Frame Rate Limits: How Many Frames per Second Is Best?

When recording an object in motion, there are practical reasons to limit the camera
frame rate:

 The limit of human perception: There is no reason to show more frames per second

than the viewer can perceive. The exact limit of human motion perception is still up
for scientific debate, but it is generally agreed that there is an upper threshold after
which people can’t appreciate the difference.

 Media cost and size: Film and videotape stock cost money. Higher frame rates require

more footage, and are more expensive to shoot. Editing and media management
become more difficult as the amount of raw media increases.