Controlling the Frame Rate of Promotional Dance Videos

If you are creating promotional dance videos, then it is possible to adjust the frame rate so that they cannot be used for any other purpose. It is possible to control the frame rate on your camera, however, this will reduce the original quality of the video. A much better solution is to record the video in high quality, and then use computer software to edit the video and reduce the frame rate.

For a video to be seamless, there needs to be 24 frames per second (FPS). Security cameras will save storage space by recording under this amount of frames per second. If you are creating promotional videos, then you can reduce the frame rate to ensure that the film isn't sold to anyone else. This will be reduced quality without being difficult to watch. It helps people to understand what the finished video will look like without having all the frames.

By reducing the frame rate of the videos, you will also make them suitable for distributing on the Internet. Many Internet videos will have a frame rate of 10 or 15 frames per second, as these are much smaller and faster to load.

Step 1: Recording the Video

The first thing that you should do is record your promotional dance video as normal using a regular camera. A tripod is helpful when recording to make sure that everything is level and none of the videos are jerky. With the video recorded, you then need to load it onto your computer. If you are using a digital video camera, then this should be fairly easy. If not, then it will need to be re-recorded onto your computer.

Step 2: Loading the Video in Editing Software

The next thing that you need to decide is the software that you want to use. There are many different video editing packages available; most of these are capable of changing the frame rate of the video. If you don't already have any software, then you should compare and decide which ones you want to use. Open the software and then click File, Open to load the video.

For the rest of this, how to the instructions are based on using Adobe After Effects. However, almost every single video editing package is capable of adjusting the frame rate.

Step 3: Adjusting the Frame Rate

With the video loaded in Adobe After Effects, then you can start adjusting the frame rate. Click on Composition and select Composition Settings. This will display a settings dialog box, which can be adjusted to set the correct frame rate and other settings. The frame rate value can be adjusted here to whatever you want to use for the video. If you are uploading the video to the Internet, then you should use a frame rate of around 15 Frames per second, as this will minimize the size of the video.

The video can also be burned onto a DVD or CD to distribute as a form of promotion. This makes it easy to show people what you are capable of without releasing all of your secrets.