Is 29.97 always drop frame?
Drop frame is a standard for broadcast networks using NTSC due to this correlation with real time. Non-drop timecode counts every single video frame and doesn’t re-label any frame to account for the 29.97 fps.
Why is NTSC 29.97 frames per second and not 30 frames per second?
The original frame rate of black and white NTSC television was exactly 30fps, but when they introduced color, the engineers had to lower the frame rate just a tiny bit in order to integrate the color data into the TV without screwing up the whole signal.
Is 30 fps a big difference?
While 30 fps is faster than 24fps, the difference isn’t that noticeable with the blind eye. 30 fps can make a slight difference, and the extra detail it catches can result in movie scenes looking more unrealistic, which is why it’s not the standard.
Is 30 FPS good enough?
Many gamers will say that there is no difference at all between 30 and 60 FPS, or any other frame-rate above 30 for that matter. That as long as the frame-rate is a constant 30 FPS or close to it that it will be ‘buttery smooth’ and provide an enjoyable experience.