Frame rates are in theory a simple concept, they are the amount of images or frames that are shown on screen for every second, some of the more common frame rates for movies and games are 24,30 and 60 however it only gets more complicated from there! Before computers when television shows were broadcasted to balance out frame skipping and subtle differences in PAL vs NTSC (North America and the majority of South America use the NTSC video format. The PAL video standard is widely used in most European and Asian countries). For example where as video on NTSC broadcasting would be shown at 24 frames a second PAL would convert it to 23.97 frames a second. The difference is negligible and honestly not too important. This article is to better explain the difference between the first three numbers discussed earlier; 24,30 and 60.
What do these numbers mean?
As stated before the more frames per second simply the more images are shown in quick succession during a second of film. The more images a second the smoother the image will appear, something that had maybe 3 or 4 images a second would look as though it was like a slide show and something with much higher FPS would look super smooth.
What frame rate is correct?
Well, there really is no correct answer as to which frame rate film-makers should shoot in, it really comes down to preference and application.
24fps — This is the industry standard for movies and television shows, and it was proven to be the least speed required to capture video while keeping realistic motion. Even if a film is shot at a higher frame rate, it is frequently processed and shown at 24 frames per second. The majority of feature films and television series are shot and broadcast in 24 frames per second.
30fps — This has been the norm for television since the beginning, and it is still frequently used today, despite producers’ moves toward a more cinematic 24 frames per second (fps). The increased frames per second will typically assist videos with a lot of motion, such as sports.
The reasons for utilizing 30fps are surprisingly complicated, and they mostly have to do with long-ago television and electrical requirements. If you want to learn more, go to this frame rate article and go down to the “current video standards” section.
60fps — Anything faster than 30 frames per second is typically utilized to generate slow-motion video or record video game footage. Furthermore, as technology advances, many smartphones are now capable of capturing at 60 frames per second.
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