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10 May 2012 | Rasmus Larsen |

Peter Jackson’s decision to shoot <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1321352807><b>The Hobbit at 48 fps</b></a> instead of 24fps has started an interesting debate. After the first previews, some viewers voiced concern over the different movie experience, while other movie people have publicly applauded the decision.<br /><br /><h3>The Hobbit at 48fps starts debate</h3>Today, all movies are shot at 24 frames per second but Peter Jackson wants to try something new. We first told you about Peter Jackson’s plans to shoot <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1321352807><b>The Hobbit at 48 fps</b></a> instead of 24fps last year. Peter Jackson has now screened the first demonstrations at CinemaCon, which has started a debate over the true benefits of higher frame rates.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/thehobbit-1l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/thehobbit-1.jpg" alt="The Hobbit will debut in December 2012 in 3D and 2D" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>The Hobbit is the first cinema-format movie to use the 48fps format instead of 24fps</i></p><br />After the presentations, viewers voiced concerns about the drastic changes to the movie experience. When going from 24fps to 48fps, moving images look smoother and less ”film-like”, it has been argued. Film critics have also shared their first impressions at Twitter.<br /><br />- <i>”Saw the 10 minutes of raw The Hobbit footage in 48FPS 3D. Intriguing, the footage looks amazing, but the 48FPS experience is an odd change,”</I> via <a href=https://twitter.com/#!/firstshowing target=_blank>Twitter</a>.<br /><br />- <i>”Great Scott, THE HOBBIT in 48 frames-per-second is a thing to behold. Totally different experience. Not all will like the change.”</i> via <a href=https://twitter.com/#!/Variety_JLD target=_blank>Twitter</a>.<br /><br />- <i>”Here’s what The Hobbit looked like to me: a hi-def version of the 1970s I, Claudius. It is drenched in a TV-like — specifically ’70s-era BBC — video look. People on Twitter have asked if it has that soap opera look you get from badly calibrated TVs at Best Buy, and the answer is an emphatic YES,”</i>via <a href=http://badassdigest.com/2012/04/24/cinemacon-2012-the-hobbit-underwhelms-at-48-frames-per-secon/>Badassdigest.com</a>.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/peterjacksonepic-1l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/peterjacksonepic-1.jpg" alt="Peter Jackson tells about Red Epic cameras with 5K resolution " title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Peter Jackson is using Red Epic cameras with 5K resolution for shooting</i></p><br />Peter Jackson defends his decision and told Entertainment Weekly that,<br />- <i>”at first it’s unusual because you’ve never seen a movie like this before. It’s literally a new experience, but you know, that doesn’t last the entire experience of the film – not by any stretch, just 10 minutes or so. You settle into it,”</i><br /><br /><h3>Support from the industry</h3>The move to 48fps is also applauded by another camp. Douglas Trumbull, who has worked on effects in 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner, is thrilled and says<br />- <i>”just thrilled that Peter Jackson has done The Hobbit in 48 frames. It’s definitely a fabulous and brave step in the right direction”</i>, according to Entertainment Weekly.<br /><br />However, Trumbull also says that he thinks a combination of 48 and 24fps material is the ideal solution. 24fps is still best for close ups while 48fps is best for action scenes.<br /><br />You can judge for yourself when The Hobbit starts rolling in cinemas this December. Learn more about the <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1321352807><b>creation of The Hobbit here</b></a>.<br /><br />- <i>Source: Entertainment Weekly (<a href=http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/04/24/cinemacon-2012-dim-reaction-to-high-def-look-of-peter-jacksons-the-hobbit/ target=_Blank>1</a>, <a href=http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/05/02/douglas-trumbull-hobbit-frame-speed/ target=_blank>2</a>)</a></i>



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