I'm shooting a short in a few weeks on the Scarlet and am looking for some advice on shooting some slow-mo shots. The majority of the film will be in 4K HD at 24fps, but there are a few important moments that I'd like to capture at high speed. I was hoping to be able to do some tests this weekend, but got swamped with another gig and am working straight through up until we start production on the short. Any help with the following would be greatly appreciated!
I realize the Scarlet isn't the most desirable option for high speed cinematography, but it's what I have to work with. Any tips would be fantastic!
- How does 4K HD @24 fps slowed down using a utility such as Twixtor compare with 2K footage at 60fps, or 1k at 96/120?
- Is it completely necessary to blackshade when switching between 24fps to 60, 96, 120, and maintaining a 180 degree shutter angle? From what I've read, it's recommended to blackshade for any significant frame rate or shutter speed changes, but the 15-20 minutes it takes to do this is a pretty major drag on set. Of course, we could schedule around it, but I'd love another option if possible.