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More Real Than Real: THE HOBBIT, HFR

December 18, 2012, 09:31 PM


Earlier this year, I found myself at a friend of a friend's apartment watching Tod Browning's 1932 masterpiece Freaks through the "motion smoothing" filter on his HD TV. For me, the resulting video-like image of what should be the opposite (which is to say, an absorbing film image - not so much sharp and immediate but lush and rich) robbed Freaks of its intended "filmic-ness", stripping it of the subtle texture and patina that is so accepted as what cinema ought to feel like.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about HFR

December 18, 2012, 05:04 PM


This article was originally published on Tim Dashwood’s blog and is reprinted here with his kind permission. The Hobbit has finally been released in 2D and 3D at the traditional 24 frames per second (fps) as well as 3D High Frame Rate (HFR) at 48 fps. If the posts on social media are a fair Read More

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