Editorial: Despite shaky 48 fps Hobbit preview, high frame rates will take off

    0
    106

    editorial-48-fps-hobbit-preview-high-frame-rates

    Well actually, the Hobbit preview wasn’t shaky, it was smooth — maybe too smooth — and that’s the point. “It does take you a while to get used to,” Peter Jackson has admitted, referring to the surprisingly fluid motion of his 48 fps movie footage. But is he right to think audiences will even give it a chance? The launch of high frame-rate (HFR) cinema is surrounded by publicity in the run-up to the Hobbit’s debut on December 12th, but it equally has a lot going against it. For starters, the film’s 48 fps preview wasn’t exactly received warmly. On top of that, the video-style apperance of HFR has a long history of being disliked by movie-goers — past attempts since the 1970s have all flamed out.

    85 years after the first 24 fps movies, the same number of frames are still going stubbornly through the gate (digital or otherwise) each second, so that must be what “filmic” is, right? Or will we look back on 24fps as the bad old days? Read on to see if these new/old-fangled frame speeds might survive, and though a 48 fps Hobbit trailer isn’t available, we’ve provided a couple of clips to help you judge what two-dimensional HFR looks like.

    Continue reading Editorial: Despite shaky 48 fps Hobbit preview, high frame rates will take off

    Editorial: Despite shaky 48 fps Hobbit preview, high frame rates will take off originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 28 May 2012 13:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

    Permalink | | Email this | Comments

    Continue reading here:
    Editorial: Despite shaky 48 fps Hobbit preview, high frame rates will take off

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.