If your footage was rejected with “Frame Rate / Shutter Speed” it is typically due to one of the following issues:
- Clip is not an accepted frame rate
- Visible ghosting due to an improper frame rate conversion
- Clip contains duplicate or skipped frames due to a frame rate conversion
- Noticeable frame blending
- “Combing” due to de-interlaced footage
- Visible ghosting due to low shutter speed
- Jerky motion due to improper shutter speed
This sequence contains an unacceptable level of visible ghosting. This was due to an improper frame rate conversion.
Here is an example of an acceptable clip shot with a high shutter speed:
Clip by JJ-MovingPictures
Although this clip was filmed with a high shutter speed, the motion is fluid and is therefore acceptable.
- Shooting in an accepted frame rate
- Shooting and exporting your footage in the same frame rate
- Avoiding frame rate conversions to minimize ghosting, and avoiding skipped or duplicate frames
- Shooting at an appropriate shutter speed for the subject matter
Here are some additional resources you may find helpful:
Contributor Blog articles
What are the technical requirements for footage?
Shuttertalk Live presentations
Avoiding Common Footage Rejections - ShutterTalk Live
If you don’t understand the reason for the rejection of your content or if you need additional clarification, you can always contact contributor support.