Smooth slow motion test

Swedish music video filmmaker and reader of this blog, Matti Nurmilehto, put my “butter smooth slow-motion” tutorial into action with his PAL 50i HV20 camera and Sony Vegas. Here’s the smooth slo-mo footage he got out of it after following the tutorial:

You should expect even smoother slo-mo from a 60i NTSC camera using my tutorial.


Mark wrote on June 18th, 2009 at 4:50 AM PST:

Eugenia, I just want to thank you so much for taking the time to post your version of Slow motion for Vegas. I have a HV20 and shot in HD60I. I was shooting video of my daughters Little League Softball team and was analyzing their batting techniques. I needed to slow down the video, but found I was losing every other frame and could not get a good frame by frame analysis, until I found your post on Slow Motion.
Thanks again, this really helped.

Jara wrote on June 18th, 2009 at 4:11 PM PST:

Would you bother to find out what is the best way for progressive framerate in Vegas. I would like to know as soon-to-be 5DII owner.

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Eugenia wrote on June 18th, 2009 at 4:13 PM PST:

Mark, thank you for the comment.

Jara, your question makes no sense. What exactly are you asking here?

Jara wrote on June 23rd, 2009 at 3:38 PM PST:

Your slow mo method that you describe in your linked article works with interlaced footage. I would need to find out what is the best method for progressive footage.

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Eugenia wrote on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:43 PM PST:

Well, is this a serious question? If you have progressive footage at 50 or 60 fps, you simply slow-motion it, nothing else needs to be done (apart from disabling resampling, if your editor allows that). If your progressive footage is at 24 or 30 fps, you are stuck, as these frame rates are too low for any good slow-mo results.

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