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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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Setting Standards for High Frame Rate PT 2

November 9, 2012, 06:57 PM


As part of our ongoing look at the future of HFR production and exhibition, we spoke with Michael Karagosian, co-chair of SMPTE's High Frame Rate Study Group, about his thoughts on 3D, digital cinema and HFR. As filmmakers push the limits of technology to deliver a more impactive storytelling experience, SMPTE seeks to understand and codify HFR standards, from camera capture to the silver screen.

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Sony Introduces Ultra-Fast SxS Pro+ Memory Cards

October 30, 2012, 08:15 AM


(Park Ridge, New Jersey--October 30, 2012) Sony’s newest version of its SxS memory card -- the SxS PRO+ series – is designed for stable and reliable capture of high frame rate 4K video content.

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