Frame rates for entire project based on final delivery requirements (e.g., 24fps/23.976fps) should be determined before shooting begins. The picture and sound must be the same.

It is important to understand the frame rate of the final delivery of the film before one frame is shot. Standard delivery is currently 24 fps for theatrical and giant-screen release. Once the pre-production discussion has determined the final delivery frame rate, it’s imperative that both the picture and sound department are working together at that frame rate. If not, none of the audio captured on location will sync up to the final picture without extensive and complicated speed processing.


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