Making Settings for Slow & Fast Motion Recording (XF305/XF300)

Article ID: ART115382 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Making Settings for Slow & Fast Motion Recording (XF305/XF300)


When you set [Frame Rate] to a progressive frame rate, the camcorder can record with a frame rate (shooting frame rate) that is different from the playback frame rate. Recording a clip at a higher frame rate than the [Frame Rate] setting will result in a slow motion effect during playback. Conversely, a lower frame rate will result in a fast motion effect. Sound is not recorded in this mode.

Hold down the button on the <POWER> switch and move it to <CAMERA>.

Configuring Slow & Fast Motion Mode

1. Press the <MENU> button.

2. Open the [Frame Rate] submenu.
Push the joystick up/down or turn the <SELECT> dial to select the desired submenu, and then press <SET> button.

2-1. Select [Other Functions] -> [Slow & Fast Motion] -> [S&F Frame Rate] in that order.

2-2. Select the desired shooting frame rate and then press <SET> button.
ResolutionAvailable Shooting Frame Rates
1080 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30
720 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 54, 60

Activating Slow & Fast Motion Mode and Recording

1. Open the [Special Rec] submenu.
1-1. Select [Other Functions] -> [Special Rec] in that order.

1-2. Select [Slow & Fast Motion] and then press <SET> button.

  • [S&F STBY] appears at the top of the screen.
  • The selected shooting frame rate appears on the right side of the screen next to the playback frame rate.

2. Press the <MENU> button to close the menu.

3. Press the <START/STOP> button to begin recording.
  • The camcorder automatically records at the set frame rate.
  • The tally lamps illuminate.
  • [S&F STBY] changes to [ S&F REC] while recording.

4. Press the <START/STOP> button again to stop recording.
  • The camcorder records the clip.
  • The tally lamps go out and [S&F STBY] appears at the top of the screen.

  • The time code advances while video is recorded. If the running mode of the time code is set to [Free Run] or the time code is input from an external source ( only), the running mode will switch to [Rec Run] during special recording mode. When special recording mode is deactivated, the running mode will return to its previous setting.
  • During special recording mode, the time code signal will not be output from the TIME CODE terminal or HD/SD SDI terminal.
  • You can use only one special recording mode at a time.
  • While recording, you cannot change the shooting frame rate.
  • For lower shooting frame rates, it may take approximately 1 second to stop recording.
  • Slow & fast motion mode will be deactivated if the special recording mode is changed or turned off. It will be deactivated also if you change the video configuration.
  • When the bit rate is set to 50 Mbps during slow motion recording, relay recording is not available.



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