frames per second or fps


frames per second or fps
  present-day films are usually run through a camera or projector at a frame rate (running speed or camera speed) of 24 fps (frames per second); older films, made at 18 fps, appear jerky and sped-up when played back at 24 fps - this technique is referred to as undercranking; overcranking refers to changing the frame rate (i.e., shooting at 48 or 96 fps), thereby producing slow-motion action when viewed at 24 fps.
  Examples: Action films often film explosions with overcranking, so that the action is prolonged; also, the William Tell Overture sequence in A Clockwork Orange (1971) is an example of undercranking

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

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