Have you ever wondered what the frame rate of the human eye is and more importantly why it matters? It turns out the answer is much more complex than just a numerical value, and that has huge implications for camera design and why we work the way we do. This neat and informative video takes you behind the scenes of the science behind how the eyes see to discuss the subject and the implications it has for filmmakers.

Come to you from Filmmaker IQ, this excellent video discusses the frame rate of the human eye. The short answer is that the human eye doesn’t really have a frame rate, but for practical purposes it’s around 10 fps. This is an important value to keep in mind, as videos are nothing more than a sequence of moving images, and as such the images should change frequently enough for them to pass the eye. and therefore appear to be a continuous movement. This is why the minimum is around 24 fps and why below this frame rate you will start to notice a bit of jerkiness in the video. There’s a lot more on the subject, so watch the video above for the full recap!