- Digital camera capable of recording HD video or iOS device
- Tripod to keep your video perfectly still
- Flixel Cinemagraph Pro for macOS or iOS
Always consider your composition and camera settings before recording footage for your cinemagraphs. Learn the best filming tips for creating cinemagraph using a DSLR in the tutorial below.
- Record footage for your cinemagraph in HD (1080p) or higher
- For a standard cinematic look, record your footage at 24 or 30 FPS. If you want to create a slow motion cinemagraph, record at 48 FPS or higher.
- Set your shutter speed to be approximately double your frame rate. For example, if you're recording footage for your cinemagraph at 24 FPS, your shutter speed should be 1/50 s.
- Record footage for your cinemagraph using a tripod. Without that stability, there'd be a clear separation between the still and video elements of your cinemagraph.
- Frame your video in such a way that you can see a separation between moving subjects. For tips on capturing more complex motion, check out our tutorial on Advanced Masking.
- Record multiple takes to achieve the ideal motion for your cinemagraph