Camera Settings for Video
I am not gonna go too in-depth into the reasons why all of the things, because I don't think that's as necessary. All of this information you can find, you can look it up. I'm gonna tell you what you need to know in order to do things correctly. So video format system is a geographical thing, you need to be shooting NTSC for North America, PAL for Europe and Australia, that is just based on broadcast television standards, okay? So it's sort of like we're putting everything on Vimeo, or YouTube, or whatever, and so it's sort of less applicable, but anyway, you should shoot the right format system where you live. Now most likely, you are already shooting it, because if you purchased your camera in the country you live in, it's gonna default to that, okay? One thing that I think is important to note in terms of camera differences is that in Canon, you decide on the video format system before your choose the frame rate, and Nikon, no, it's not the other way? I thought for Nikon it was that...
you choose the frame rate, they're all listed out, right? So you choose the frame rate, and they're all listed out, and the frame rate determines which video format system you have, okay? So for Canon, you choose the video format system, and then you only have the frame rates for that video format system available to you. On Nikon, it's the other way around, you have all the frame rates listed, you need to choose the right one that matches the video format system, okay? I think, I can't remember about Fuji. Okay, so frame rates, if you're shooting NTSC, you're gonna be 24, 30, and 60. If you're shooting PAL, you're gonna be 25 and 50. Now the difference between the frame rates is this 24 frames per second is kind of that cinematic look that you see in movies, 30 is really used for broadcast television, that's usually what you see TVs being shot at, TV shows being shot at, and 60 frames per second is what's used for slow motion, so if you're wanting to slow the footage down. I'm gonna get into that in just second, more in-depth. So PAL 25 and 50, those are your options. I'm gonna tell you, for a long time, I was shooting 24 and 50 and the world kept spinning, and I was in Australia, okay, so just know that. (laughs) It was all good.