Slow & Fast Motion Recording

Article ID: ART142491 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Slow & Fast Motion Recording


When you record MP4 movies, the camcorder can record with a frame rate (shooting frame rate) that is different from the playback frame rate. When you record with a shooting frame rate that is faster than the playback frame rate (overcranking), you create a slow motion effect. Oppositely, a slower frame rate will result in a fast motion effect (undercranking). Sound is not recorded in this mode.

Set the power switch to <CAMERA>.

Setting Slow & Fast Motion Recording

1. Touch [ ].

2. Touch [ ].

3. Touch [ ].

4. Drag your finger or down to select [Slow & Fast Motion].

5. Select the desired frame rate.

Available frame rates depend on the recording mode and frame rate. Refer to the following table.
Recording modeFrame rateAvailable shooting frame rates
35 Mbps (59.94P)29.97P , 23.98P
24 Mbps, 17 Mbps29.97P59.94P , 23.98P
24 Mbps, 17 Mbps23.98P59.94P , 29.97P

  • During slow & fast motion recording mode, the following functions are not available.
- Dual recording
- Relay recording
- Pre-recording
- Video snapshot
- Color bars
- Face detection & tracking
- Taking photos
  • To record movies using slow & fast motion, we recommend using memory cards rated SD Speed Class 10.
  • During slow & fast motion recording mode, the running mode of the time code is set to [Rec Run] or [Regen.] and the time code will advance by the number of frames recorded. If you activate slow & fast motion recording mode while the running mode is set to [Free Run], the running mode will automatically change to [Rec Run]. When you end slow & fast motion recording mode, the running mode will return to its previous setting.
  • For low shooting frame rates, it may take approximately 1 second to stop recording.
  • The amount of video that can be recorded at one time is approximately 12 hours' worth of video at normal playback speed. When that amount is exceeded, the camcorder will automatically stop recording. However, when you use slow & fast motion recording, the recording time will change. For example, when the frame rate is set to 29.97P and you select 59.94P for the shooting frame rate, the recording time will be 6 hours (playback time will be 12 hours).



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