Open the shutters.
If you want realistic-looking footage, you’ll need to make your shutter speed twice your frame rate, at least. This accounts for motion blur, an optical effect that appears due to quick movement and makes objects look blurry or out of focus.
“Anything less than double, you’re going to get choppy footage,” says Printz.
Point your camera at a light source and film for a period of time to see what your footage will look like beforehand. If you see banding, flickering, or strobing of the light through your viewfinder, adjust your shutter speed accordingly.
Change your bitrate.
If you plan to shoot only in slo-mo, be conscious of the storage it will take up on your video camera.
“60 frames per second means you’re taking 60 pictures every second. It doesn’t mean you’re getting more quality; you’re just getting more frames, so it’s going to be much more storage. It’s also more data-intensive on your processor when you’re editing, so make sure you’re conscious of that with your SD cards or other storage,” Flom adds.
At a shoot, if you can predict when there will be a break in the dramatic moments, like at a sporting event or wedding, change speeds from slo-mo to standard 24fps to save some space on your camera.
Storage on your computer isn’t the most vital piece for video post-production, as the footage usually resides on an external hard drive, which then talks to your video editing software as you refine your work. A terabyte of local storage should be enough to be able to make renders or proxy files of high-quality video clips.