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Frame Rate And Its Use In Your Smartphone

Hello Vivo users,

Are you someone who loves slow-motion scene or the shot that ramps a simple moment but looks interesting? Also, lately, you must be viewing many advertisements for mobile phones and televisions showcasing videos filled with more details than ever.

Do you ever wonder what makes it possible? The key to these type of videos is its frame rates. It’s all about understanding and controlling FPS (Frame Per Second) which delivers clear and smooth video results.

Though you might be knowing a bit about the topic but let’s dive deep to know more details and its relevance to gadgets you use.

What Is Frame Per Second?

A video is a series of many still frames of a movement which when played in speed gives the appearance of motion. In simple words, if you click 20 or more pictures in burst mode and play them in a second, you will be able to see motion in it. This is called motion pictures and this is how videos like time-lapse and slow-motion works.

The number of pictures like 20/30/50 or more are the frames in the FPS. And also, all of these frames will be different from each other.

The standard FPS for all videos is 24-30 FPS for movies and cinematography as it is very close to 29.5 FPS; a number at which we see the world.

Does FPS Really Matter?

For enhancing the viewing experience, yes it does matter a lot. Different frame rates make a huge difference in creating the desired effect of a video and how realistic it will look.

The action-packed movies scenes and live game streaming requires higher frame rates to deliver smooth motion and crisp details of an event occurring at a fast pace. In context to television, is that if your TV doesn’t support better FPS than you might not be able to catch details.

While for smartphones, better FPS supports smooth visibility when you play high-end graphical games. Also, these frame rates are different for every game.

FPS differnce in video viewing

FPS differnce in game playing

How Does Frame Rate Work?

More frame means more action in limited time. If you see a video of higher FPS, it is likely to appear slow but that doesn’t mean it has slower footage. Instead, as it reflects repercussion, it appears slow and time passes at it is. The specialised cameras, often used for commercial shoots can capture thousands of frames in a second.  

After shooting all the frames, when footage is normalised during the editing process, the final result is affected by 10% of its original speed.

In context to video games you play on smartphones, higher FPS doesn’t mean faster video either. However, the movement appears crisp and smooth.