Final Cut Pro 6 - Examples of How Different Frame Rates Are Used

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Examples of How Different Frame Rates Are Used

Film is especially flexible in that it can be photographed and played back with a diverse
range of speeds. Some examples are:

 1 frame per hour: Extreme time lapse photography.
 1 frame per minute: Time lapse photography and stop motion animation.
 18 frames per second: Early motion picture films.
 24 frames per second: Worldwide standard for movie theater film projectors.
 48 frames per second: Slow motion photography (because it takes twice as long to

play back in a 24 fps projector, the motion is twice as slow).

 300+ frames per second: High speed cameras for very slow motion photography

(often used for miniatures to make models seem larger on screen).

 2500+ frames per second: Very high speed cameras for special effects such as

pyrotechnic photography and explosions.