Digital cinema continues to evolve, along with much cinema technology. A new development is shooting movies at 48 frames per second – which is twice the normal frame rate.
One recent example is Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, where living up to (and surpassing) the filming technology in The Lord of the Rings may have been an important goal. Jackson made the decision to shoot the movies in “’hyper-real’ 48 frames-per-second 3D.” Results and reviews have garnered mixed opinions, but the gist is some people love it and some people do not.
Interesting points are made in a recent Hollywood Reporter article about HFR technology. Shooting at a high enough frame rate adds more pixels (known as resolution), for example with 4K, which represents four times the number of pixels found in today’s HD. It can also offer faster pixels (higher frame rates), which points to image issues, such as reduction in motion blur.
Whether you love or hate the look, it is clear that Jackson has introduced the future of digital filmmaking on a world stage, and it will only improve as time goes on.
Putting aside any divisiveness, KenCast is proud to be the technology provider that will carry Peter Jackson’s new epic The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, to over 600 North American cineplexes on December 13th.
KenCast digital cinema products will be carrying the feature film, to be screened in HD and at high frames rates (HFR) in many of the theaters. This digital feature is the largest movie file KenCast has delivered, screened both in 2D and 3D, standard frame rate, HFR at 48 frames per second.
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