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How to set your Shutter Speed to the Frame Rate Chart

In order to get the “cinematic look” you want to shoot at the ideal shutter speed.
The ideal shutter speed should be twice the frame rate.

Sometimes you won’t be able to do so.
You can select the shutter speed when divisible by the frame rate will give you a whole number. (For simplicity sake, 1/100 is referred to as 100)

For Example:
(ie: 100 (shutter speed)
÷ 25 (frame rate) = 4) <- YAY!
(ie: 320 (shutter speed) ÷ 25 (frame rate) = 12.8) <- BAD!

In bright situations, when using an ND filter, ideally you should get the shutter speed to as close as possible to the ideal shutter speed.

The Shutter Speed and Frame Rate Chart

FramerateGood Shutter SpeedsBAD Shutter Speeds
25fps1/50 (ideal)

1/100

1/125

1/200
1/250
etc….

1/60

1/80

1/160

1/320

1/640

50fps1/100 (ideal)

1/200

1/250

1/400

1/500

etc..

1/50

1/60

1/80

1/125

1/160

1/320

1/640

100fps1/200 (ideal)

1/400

1/500

1/800

etc…

1/50

1/60

1/80

1/100

1/125

1/160

1/250

1/320

1/640

1/1250

1/3200

Note: Settings are for the PAL (Europe, UK, etc…) region.

 

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