I am puzzled about the relationship between frame rates and shutter speed. This may not be strictly an Adobe issue, but you guys seem to know everything! I am using a DSLR camera (Canon 60D) and have it set for 1080 @ 24fps. Because the camera's auto exposure setting for movies was very overexposed, I tried setting it for manual exposure. I simply look at the view screen while adjusting shutter speed and aperture until it looks right to me. My shutter speeds can be all over the map. This worried me because I had seen a how-to video which explained what shutter speed is right for the particular frame rate desired. Yet the videos that are coming out of my camera when I set it manually look just fine. Can someone explain this to me?
Shutter speed is more a function of still photo exposure, Jordan. It really doesn't figure into your video's exposure, which is pretty much all set by the lens's F-stop. In other words, video shot at 24p is not better for low light than video shot at 30 fps. So don't confuse frame rate with shutter speed.
Frame rate is pretty much a function of the video format itself.
Standard NTSC video is 29.97 frames per second.
Standard PAL is 30 fps.
24p is a more advanced video frame rate that's used to give your video a more film-like quality.
Ah hah! I think somebody at Adorama Learning Center doesn't know what they're talking about .