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How To Shoot A Slow-Mo Video With EOS M50

Whether it’s children jumping through a water fountain or a footballer scoring the deciding goal, there’s something magical about capturing slow-motion videos. Find out how to shoot your first slow-mo with this handy infographic.

How To Shoot A Slow-Mo Video With EOS M50

3 Things To Do When Shooting Slow-Mo Videos

1. Understand your subject 
Slow-mo is better when used for the right occasion. Ask yourself why the footage should be in slow-mo, what’s the intended effect on the audience, and whether it’s necessary to your story. 
 
2. Select a frame rate
While a video is typically shot at 24 frames per second, a camera is able to shoot at other frame rates such as 30 fps and 60 fps. The Canon EOS M50 can record 4K UHD video at 24 fps, Full HD video at up to 60 fps, and HD video at up to 120 fps. 
 
3. Break the rules
Now that you’ve learned the rules, why not break ‘em? Experiment with different subjects, scenarios, or shoot in vertical for Instagram. 
 

3 Things To Avoid When Shooting Slow-Mo Videos

1. DON’T overcrank 
Slower footage doesn’t always mean better. Whether you choose 24 fps or 240 fps, each frame setting produces its own unique look. Always playback your test footage to ensure everything is in focus before you continue shooting.
 
2. DON’T forget to adjust shutter speed 
To prevent ending up with unusable footage, remember to switch the shutter speed to a higher setting. For example, if you’re shooting at 24 fps with a shutter speed of 1/50, change it to 1/125 when shooting at 60 fps.  
 
3. DON’T underexpose your footage
Plan your lighting requirements diligently before any slow-motion shoot. As higher frame rates require higher shutter speeds, ensure your shots are well-lit to prevent out-of-focus footage. Opening up your aperture or increasing the ISO could compromise the quality of your video.
 

Learn more cool video tricks in Fun and Interesting Video Transitions Using the Canon EOS M50 or get inspired to create your own video with Capture Unique Perspectives with the Canon EOS M50. Up for a challenge? Check out Up Your Videography Game With Hyperlapse And Canon EOS M50.

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