Creating slow motion with cinema tools
I’ve been asked a few times about the method used to create slow motion shots using 50p or 60p footage. This process applies to clips from Canon DSLR’s that shoot 50 or 60 fps at 720p, the GoPro Hero HD, Sony EX cameras and pretty much any other camera that will shoot 50 or 60 frames per second progressive.
I use two methods for conforming my clips in Cinema Tools, one way is to select individual clips in Final Cut Pro and open them in Cinema Tools from within the editor, the other way is to run a ‘Batch Conform’ from within Cinema Tools itself and conform a whole folder of clips at once. Both of these methods are described in the videos below.
In the following video I conform the ProRes files but the native H.264 files from the 7D could be conformed in exactly the same way.
Please be aware that this process changes all of the files in the directory you define, make sure you keep a copy of the clips with the original frame-rate too incase you need to go back to them later.
Conforming individual clips within Final Cut Pro
This process changes the frame-rate of the individual clips and is non-reversable, make a backup of your clips if you might need to revert them to the original frame-rate!