What’s better: 24p or 30p?

So whats the difference between 24p and 30p frame rates?

Like many questions, there is the long answer and the short answer. The long answer is for another video.

I would say the short answer is this:


24p (actually 23.976 frames per second) looks more “cinematic”, it’s generally what you’d expect to see movies, documentaries, and high end commercials.


30p (actually 29.97 frames per second) is generally what you might expect from a local or regional tv commercial, an educational video, and on news programs.


Though 30p looks smoother overall, 24p is generally a more desired look for the modern filmmaker.

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