Canon 5D Mark IV Slow Motion Test

Spontaneous slow motion video fun with Mrs Reel Cool Filmz stepping in front of the camera as she helps me test out 60fps slow motion on the Canon 5D Mark IV on the Ikan Beholder DS1 gimbal.

If you have Canon 5D Mark IV or other DSLR, and want to know how to shoot slow motion, here’s how I did it… You basically need a camera that shoots above 30 frames per second for best results.  This particular footage was shot at 60fps with the Shutter Speed set at 125.  The footage was then imported into Premiere and interpreted at 24fps on the timeline.

Given the weight of the camera I wasn’t sure how the Ikan Beholder DS1 would hold up, but to my surprise it performed solidly for roughly the entire 45 minute duration we shot.

Playback at 24fps produced a nice smooth slow motion that I further expounded on in the follow up Slow Motion Lip Sync test on the Canon 80D.

It is also possible (but not recommended) to shoot 24fps and produce a semi-smooth slow motion effect. I recently had the privilege of providing Wedding Videography in Atlanta , and I didn’t have time to switch from 24fps to 60fps during the entrance and shot the sequence in 24fps on my Canon 5D Mark IV.  In post I slowed the footage down by 20% and smoothed it out with optical flow in Premiere.  Again… I wouldn’t recommend it, but it worked out well in a pinch!

Music by the multi-talented Childish Gambino

Fun times!

Equipment used:
Canon 5d Mark IV –
Canon 50mm 1.8 –
Beholder DS1 Gimbal –

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