In this guide we'll go over some of the ways to change the FPS of compositions and footage layers in Adobe After Effects.
Frame rate, or FPS (frames per second), is a measure of how many individual frames are displayed in a second of video. In Adobe After Effects, the frame rate is controlled in the Composition Settings dialog box. You can change the frame rate to match the frame rate of your source footage or to create a desired look or feel for your animation. A higher frame rate will result in a smoother and more fluid video, while a lower frame rate can give a more stylized or cinematic look. It's important to choose the right frame rate for your project, as changing it can have a significant impact on the final result.
Keep in mind that changing the frame rate of a composition can affect the overall timing and duration of your animations and effects. It's a good idea to preview your changes and adjust any keyframes or timings as needed.
Alternatively, you can also change the frame rate by selecting a composition in the Project panel and going to Composition > Composition Settings, or by right-clicking on a composition and selecting Composition Settings from the context menu.
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To perform this conversion in After Effects, you can use the Timecode panel, which displays the current time in the composition as a combination of hours, minutes, seconds, and frames. To access the Timecode panel, go to Window > Timecode.
Alternatively, you can also use the Layer > Time > Time Remapping function to add keyframes to the layer's time remapping property, which allows you to stretch or compress the layer's timing over time. This can be helpful if you want to change the duration of a layer or the entire composition.
Depending on what type of video you're creating, the ideal framerate can vary from as low as 15FPS to 240FPS and beyond. We recommend 24 FPS for short films and movies. For YouTube videos, 30 FPS is most ideal, and for music videos and other types of content that requires plenty of movement and effects, you could even go up to 120 FPS and add in your own motion blur if necessary.
To match the frame rate of a composition to the frame rate of your footage in Adobe After Effects, follow these steps:
Now, your composition will have the same frame rate as your footage, and you can edit and animate your footage within the composition using the tools and features of After Effects. Keep in mind that changing the frame rate of a composition can affect the overall timing and duration of your animations and effects. It's a good idea to preview your changes and adjust any keyframes or timings as needed.