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BrumalInterThis is an old forum, but in case anyone comes across it to avoid further confusion on this subject, I will lay it out straight, easy to understand, and logical.
When shooting anything like sports, a lot of people like to shoot at 60p, because it helps capture every moment possible. You won't notice a "big" difference when lowering from 1080p, to 720p, to shoot at 60fps. The thing to understand however, is that shooting in 60p, you sacrifice a film look. So unless you are on a football field trying to film an actual movie, you can shoot at 60p.
24p is the standard for movies in the U.S. We use 24p to get the cinema quality. Only reason I would ever use 60p for other than sports, is to get the most out of slow-motion. I would prefer to use 120p, or 240p, for effective and smooth slow-motion.
Now rendering down to 24p post filming and using editing software isn't the best idea if you used 60p to capture your footage. It can make the motion blur look very unnatural. Capture what you want in a movie in 24por 30p, and only go above that when trying to capture slow-motion.
I hope this helps. :)