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Peter Jackson’s ’48 Frames a Second’

April 11, 2011 at 7:37 pm by newsfrombree  - 

Sir Peter Jackson has started his direct communication with fans worldwide through his newly created Facebook account! The first article is titled ’48 Frames a Second’ and talks about shooting The Hobbit in the much faster film speed. Here’s an excerpt. Follow the link for the complete article:

Time for an update. Actually, we’ve been intending to kick off with a video, which is almost done, so look out for that in the next day or two. In the meantime, I thought I’d address the news that has been reported about us shooting THE HOBBIT at 48 frames per second, and explain to you what my thoughts are about this.

We are indeed shooting at the higher frame rate. The key thing to understand is that this process requires both shooting and projecting at 48 fps, rather than the usual 24 fps (films have been shot at 24 frames per second since the late 1920’s). So the result looks like normal speed, but the image has hugely enhanced clarity and smoothness. Looking at 24 frames every second may seem ok–and we’ve all seen thousands of films like this over the last 90 years–but there is often quite a lot of blur in each frame, during fast movements, and if the camera is moving around quickly, the image can judder or “strobe.”

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6 responses to “Peter Jackson’s ’48 Frames a Second’”

  1. kimme says:

    Now this also means that we will have to upgrade to an new Flatscreen TV, an new DVD/BlueRay and probably also an new HTPC player sometime soon…..

  2. GillGalad says:

    Always a trendsetter this PJ!

  3. Fartgod56 says:

    Why would you have to upgrade? The deciding factor is not the fps but the refresh rate. i.e. you can play a game at 30fps or 300fps and it won’t have any effect on compatibility as the refresh rate is what determines the compatibility and seeing as most tvs are at least 60Hz this shouldn’t be an issue.

  4. Fartgod56 says:

    Why would you have to upgrade? The deciding factor is not the fps but the refresh rate. i.e. you can play a game at 30fps or 300fps and it won’t have any effect on compatibility as the refresh rate is what determines the compatibility and seeing as most tvs are at least 60Hz this shouldn’t be an issue.

  5. Zoniax says:

    I can’t for the life of me understand WHY Jackson wants this. Double the framerate= home videos. Completely ruins the experience.

    I saw Public Enemies, which was also filmed at a high FPS. I walked out of that theatre and didn’t even KNOW whether I liked the movie or not, because the whole 3 hours looked like it was shot on a camcorder. It’s so unnecessary and jarring.

    Closer to reality? Why am I watching a fantasy film about dragons and dwarves and hobbits, again? High FPS takes you out of the film and leaves you in the cold.

    No thanks, PJ. If this movie isn’t available in theatres in non-3D, 24 FPS, I WILL wait for the DVD/Blu Ray.

  6. Steadicamjr says:

    Public Enemies was shot at 24 fps–it’s just that sometimes a shutter speed slower than 48 was used and that’s why is was so God-awful blurry!

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