Pinnacle Studio: Understanding Speed

Pinnacle is a dynamic and easy-to-use video editing system. One of the options that Pinnacle offers you is the ability to change the playback speed of you video clips. But, in order to fully utilize this feature, you need to understand how speed, also know as frames per a second, works.

Understanding Speed

By default, video cameras record an image at 30 frames per a second. That means that each second of video is composed of thirty still images. Now, some cameras offer you the option to change the frame rate. Let's say for example that you wanted to record something in slow motion. You would record the image at 60fps, and then when it's played back at 30fps, it would take twice as long for that one second motion to play. High speed would be recorded at 15fps.

Controlling Speed in Pinnacle

Now, by controlling the speed in Pinnacle, you can achieve slow motion and fast motion. Fast motion would just take frames away from your clip to make it play back faster. Slow motion would add duplicate frames to the clip. It is in slow motion, but it won't look as good as the slow motion created in the camera because it's duplicating frames rather than recording individual ones for each small movement.

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