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[Q] Can I record videos at 60 fps on my Moto G?

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By kitkat444, Junior Member on 16th September 2014, 05:00 PM
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My Moto G can record videos at 60 fps and then play them back at 15 fps for a slow motion effect. It’s a nice feature to have, but the results are very jerky, since its only 15 fps and there isn’t any option to record videos at 60 fps, it always convert the videos to 15 fps after recording. Anyways, I just want to know if I can record my videos at 60 fps? Is there any app that can do that or any other method? Thank you.
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16th September 2014, 07:21 PM |#2  
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My Moto G can record videos at 60 fps and then play them back at 15 fps for a slow motion effect. It’s a nice feature to have, but the results are very jerky, since its only 15 fps and there isn’t any option to record videos at 60 fps, it always convert the videos to 15 fps after recording. Anyways, I just want to know if I can record my videos at 60 fps? Is there any app that can do that or any other method? Thank you.

What makes you think that its 15fps?
The slow motion effect is caused exactly by the fact that the video is captured at 60 fps and then played back at 30fps.

If you use the video with some more advanced video player like mpchc, you can set the playback ratio to 2x and it will result in normal 30fps playback.
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I think you missed his point.

Supposedly when capturing slowmotion video, the moto G captures at 60fps. To achieve slowmotion (half speed) video from 60fps, you'd simply halve the framerate and end up with 30fps slowmo. However, the Moto G only saves slowmo at 15fps.

This means the camera or phone is throwing away half of the frames.
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I think you missed his point.

Supposedly when capturing slowmotion video, the moto G captures at 60fps. To achieve slowmotion (half speed) video from 60fps, you'd simply halve the framerate and end up with 30fps slowmo. However, the Moto G only saves slowmo at 15fps.

This means the camera or phone is throwing away half of the frames.

I got the point very well...
I guess they are trying to get better slowmo by dividing the 60 fps captured to 4x15, which gives the result similar to shooting the video in 120fps.

That's a guess tho and best thing would be to ask moto themselves.
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What makes you think that its 15fps?
The slow motion effect is caused exactly by the fact that the video is captured at 60 fps and then played back at 30fps.

If you use the video with some more advanced video player like mpchc, you can set the playback ratio to 2x and it will result in normal 30fps playback.

I understand that, but my Moto G converts those 60 fps to 15 fps to make the video 4 times slower. What I want is, if my Moto G can record at 60 fps, there must be a way to save that footage at 60 fps and not at 15 fps. As you said, I can play my video at 2x speed, but then I'm only playing it faster to get some smoothness, the video is still saved at 15 fps. And why I want my videos to be saved at 60 fps? Because then I can edit my video in After Effects to really get some smooth slow motion.
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For easier explanation the Moto is only capable to record 60 fps. These frames are all saved, but played back at 15 fps, so the video appears in slow motion. If you wanted to have 60 fps in a slow motion effect, you'd have to record at an even higher framerate (e.g. 120/240 fps).
However, if you intend to work on the video in After Effects anyways, theres no point in saving it to 60 fps, which would only mean return the playback to 60 fps / normal time.
You can archive this easily by setting footage interpretation as 60 fps in After Effects.
After that you can slow it down again with AE's internal frame interpolation to get a smoother result
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