What Shutter Speed Should You Use For Real Estate Videos?


If you’re creating Real Estate Listing Videos, or you want to start selling them in your business, chances are you are trying to figure out the best settings to use for your videos.

To not waste any of your time, I’ll tell you exactly which shutter speeds to use, taking into consideration your options.

If you want natural, “cinematic” looking motion blur, you’ll want to set your shutter speed to be twice your framerate.

If your framerate is 60FPS (60 frames per second), you’ll want to set your shutter speed to 1/120.

If you want crisp footage with no blur (my personal favorite), you’ll want to set it to 4x your framerate.

If your framerate is 60FPS, your shutter speed will be 1/240.

Shutter Speed 2x Rule (You Can Break It!)

This rule is mainly to introduce cinematic looking motion blur, but that can cause some problems when using Warp Stabilizer in Premiere Pro, or stabilization in Resolve.

The less motion blur that’s in your footage, the more effective your stabilization in post will be.

That’s why I prefer to shoot in a higher shutter speed of 1/240 when shooting in 60FPS.

If you’re shooting in 30FPS, the same rules apply. For cinematic motion blur, you’ll use a shutter speed of 1/60.

If you’re shooting in 24FPS, you’ll shoot in a shutter speed as close to 1/48 as possible. Your camera probably can only do 1/50, which is fine.

If you’re shooting in 120FPS, you’ll want a shutter speed of 1/240 for the natural motion blur.

I hope this helped!

Jordan is a business owner, author, course creator, and entrepreneur, all while coaching new and experienced real estate photographers and helping them grow their businesses more efficiently.

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