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Slow-Motion And Fast-Motion Effects - Panasonic HVX200A - Camcorder - 1080p Manual Book

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4. What's a Variable Frame Rate?

4-3 Slow-Motion and Fast-Motion Effects

Slow-Motion Effect
2.5 times slower when set to 60fps in 24p mode, two times slower when set to 60fps in 30p mode
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Dramatic Effects for Decisive Moments
in Sports Competition
Slow-motion is most commonly used to give a
dramatic effect to crucial moments in sports scenes.
To emphasize speed, a slower shutter speed is used
to produce a soft focus. For example, a faster shutter
speed can be used to make beads of perspiration
drop like tiny balls of water.
Making Objects Appear Huge
in Science Fiction Works
Slow-motion shooting has been used ever since
moviemakers started producing science fiction films,
with their monsters and other imaginary creatures and
objects. By reducing the speed, the slow-motion
effect makes monsters and miniature objects seem
much larger. The degree of this effect can be adjusted
by varying the shutter speed.
Explosions and Implosions
The slow-motion effect is also used to emphasize
major moments in a movie. Although a fast shutter
speed is commonly used to create a strong visual
impression, a slow shutter speed can produce a
highly distinctive effects during an implosions.
Retrospective Scenes
Slow motion can also be used to present imaginary
scenes, such as recollections of the past. For these
scenes, the slow-motion effect is often added with a
change of color tone. The brightness is also
sometimes adjusted, and the shutter speed is varied
to achieve the intended effect.

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