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    Hello

    Any advice on how to get real slow motion in vegas? i have used the velocity tool but when i slow it down all the way it starts to go backwards. i want slow motion so when you see a glass break or something you see all the bits flying every where. so i am looking for a plug-in for vegas that can add this to it or if someone can tell me how i can take it down all the way with out it going backwards.

    thanks for any help

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    You can rubber band a clip down to a quarter speed, just click on the end whilst holding control and pull left. To go slower add a velocity envelope, this can go from -100% (reverse) to 0% (freeze frame) to +400%. Be warned tho once you go below about one fifth normal speed (5 fps) things look clunky. Real slo mo fore stuff like glasses breaking is shot at 100s of frames per second, then the slowed footage looks smooth.

    The effect of slowing 'normal' 25fps video can be improved in vegas by adding some motion blurr. Also deinteralce the footage (if it is not progressive) to make frames look clearer.

    Hope this helps.

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    Hi

    So what kind of camera is capable of capturing 100fps?

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    Hi Jo. You know shots like a bullet coming out of a gun in slow motion? That is shot with a high speed camera. The film runs at such a rate (ie 100fps) that slowing it down to normal PAL 25fps means it doesn't judder at all when you watch it. Very expensive kit.

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    Contact these people at http://www.imagediagnostics.co.uk/ for an idea of prices. Haven't been able to find on price on the internet... and you know what they say about having to ask how much something is...

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    I have played around with slow motion stuff and was curious as to the cost of doing it in really high quality, ie with 16mm film.

    Cmaera hire was 600 a day with a mandatory camera operator another 400 a day. Film stock cost was about 100 a minute. Yikes !

    Using specialist digital cameras you can go up to 500 MILLION fps.
    http://www.mctcameras.com/

    It would be great if some DV type cameras had a slo mo option where you could shoot lower quality at highter frame rates, say up to 100, surely that would be possible on the dv platform without too many technical obstacles.

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    Hi

    Thanks for the links

    guess that effect is out of the window then this was going to be just a little project i wanted to do but nothing serious so im not really willing to pay £600 a day. guess thatís ok if your shooting a movie or something but mine was just going to be for fun guess Iíll have to see what i can get from my hd footage

    what kind of results can you get from 25fps? Any good with the right software?


    Thanks

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    Hre is an idea, shoot your footage interlaced, get virtuadub, it rules anyway for processing stuff, then I am sure in the interweeby thing somewhere there is a plug in / filter that will deinterlace the frmes and interpolate the gaps to produce .5x the vertical resloution at double the frame rate, then when you slow down you can go slower, if you see what i mean.

    With motion blurr you can go as low as 5 to 8 fps and still look smoothish, this would them be on tenth speed, insted on a fifth.

    If you find this and get it to work please feedback to us as I do love slo motion stuff. Here is some very slo mo people in a 'arty' film i made. In this i exploided the low frame rate jerky effect and made it part of the films 'vibe'. The very slo mo bit is a few minutes in to the film. I love doing slo mo on people.
    http://www.zaskarfilms.com/filmPages/kofbParkstpage.htm

    I also did an almost surreal bit of slo mo that is only 1 frame per sec in this film but used loads of processing to keep it smooth. 1 meg stream on this so may buffer on some connections. I love this effect, but may just be too arty I think to work...?
    http://www.zaskarfilms.com/Films/water1meg.wmv

    I also had some slo mo of me smashing a telly with a sledge hammer, cant find the original footage but it appears in this film near the end. Right at the end it is at only 3fps, one eighth speed but blurred it looks ok.
    http://www.zaskarfilms.com/filmPages/bushedpage.htm

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    Thanks for the links

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