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Theaters will adapt to show ‘Hobbit’ at 48fps by Dec.

April 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm by MrCere  - 

Readers of this site, if not the known cinema universe, know that Peter Jackson‘s two-part adaptation of “The Hobbit,” has been filming at a technology-bending, 48 frame-per-second rate. But behind the appreciation of improving the cinematic experience, the question has lingered: Will anybody actually be able to see it at 48fps? Will it improve the 3D experience for viewers? Currently, no theater can show the film as it is being shot. The Hollywood Reporter writes that between now and December, a big change will take place. (Just a hunch, but the movie title will get fixed soon.)

The story begins:
Headline: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ Should Hit Theaters at 48-Per-Second Frame Rate

After Jackson and James Cameron championed higher frame rates as a solution to exhibition problems, projection manufacturers are working to support the move in time for the movie’s December 14, 2012 release date. The cinema technology industry is working to give moviegoers the opportunity to see “The Hobbit: An Unfinished Journey” in 3D projected at 48 frames per second when it hits theaters in December.
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12 responses to “Theaters will adapt to show ‘Hobbit’ at 48fps by Dec.”

  1. Thenidiel says:

    *An UNEXPECTED journey.

  2. Nicholas Caplin says:

    Please don’t ruin movie experience. We don’t want to watch a spanish soap opera, but a movie. 24 FPS is perfect!

  3. For those elder folk among us, where I count myself, I hope there will be a 2D version, too? Oh please? Cannot watch 3D.

  4. S says:

    *sigh*  So I guess those of us who can’t watch 3D – of which there are millions – will be left out in the cold.  How nice.  Why directors are getting behind technology that shuts out so many viewers, I’ll never understand.

  5. Speiserman says:

    I think you guys mean “An Unexpected Journey” up there. But yeah – Awesome!

  6. Robert Harness says:

    Badass I’m super stoked. at 48fps and 3d people will feel like they’re in the movie!

  7. Danny Kemkes says:

    Strange.
    Surely he knows that doubling the current standard cinema framerate wouldn’t improve the experience as much as it would be visually noticeable?
    Switching between “3D-channels” for the left and right eye occurs (i believe) 144/sec.
    That is only 6 cycles/sec.
    Wait a minute… should doubling the framerate, and thus doubling the cycles, give people less chance for headaches? In that case, more people could see this and upcoming movies in 3D since this kind of tech would usually be applied to future movies.

  8. agentd says:

     I can see 48fps being very impressive, especially in IMAX like environments where fast moving objects close to the edge of the screen move a bit more fluidly.

  9. Gdfancypants says:

    they always release 3d movies in 2d also. its still 48 fps so you’ll still get the full experience.

  10. Jmr7 says:

    There’ll be 2d also.  PJ and probably every other movie maker today knows that lots of people won’t see a movie in 3d and that there will be a huge cut in the box office if a movie is shown only in 2d.  I personally, plan to see it in both, as will many others. Yet another reason for the movie to be released in 2d and 3d: More $$$. 🙂

  11. While this new technology might look great, I wonder how this trend will affect smaller second-run theatres? Not all of them will be able to afford to upgrade.

  12. Sdfsd says:

    I don’t want 3-d and don’t want 48fps.  Both mess up the viewing experience.

    With 48fps you can see the makeup … totally ruins the fun.

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