When set to 720p mode*, the AG-HVX200 lets you change the frame rate from
the standard 24p/30p to any of 11 steps from 12p to 60p.
* In 1080 and 480 modes, the frame rate cannot be changed from the 24p/30p/60i setting.
Standard Recording Speed (24 fps) for Movie Production
When making movies that will be projected onto a screen, video is recorded at
the standard (1x) frame rate of 24 fps, which is the same as the playback speed of
film. The AG-HVX200 can also record at 1080/24p (over 60i) or 480/24p (over 60i),
in addition to 720/24p.
Standard Recording Speed (30 fps) for TV Commercials and Programs
When producing HD/SD TV broadcasts, video is recorded at the standard (1x)
frame rate of 30 fps. This gives commercials and music clips a high, film-like image
quality, and is suitable for TV broadcasting too. The AG-HVX200 can also record at
1080/30p (over 60i) or 480/30p (over 60i), in addition to 720/30p.
Overcranking (26* fps or Higher)
Overcranking provides slow-motion playback, which is frequently used in climax
scenes or for dramatic effects like car chases and action scenes. For example, a
video clip recorded at 48 fps provides a slow-motion effect that is 1/2 normal
playback speed (at 24 fps). This provides a high-quality slow-motion effect with
high-density and a smooth frame transition, unlike the slow-motion effects of other
video recording systems.
* 24 fps as standard speed. For a standard speed of 30 fps, 32 fps and higher achieve overcranking.
Undercranking (22* fps or Lower)
Undercranking is used for special effects in certain scenes, such as to add
emphasis to a current of water or a cloud, a person standing in a busy crowd, or
martial arts type action. A video recorded at 12 fps, for instance, yields a fast-
motion effect of 2x normal speed in playback (at 24 fps).
*24 fps as standard speed. For a standard speed of 30 fps, 26 fps and lower achieve undercranking.