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How Douglas Trumbull Made a 4K Film in 120 fps Stereo 3D

JMR Electronics has released some information on an ambitious new project undertaken by filmmaker Douglas Trumbull, whose work on 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner is the stuff of VFX legend. It's a 10-minute high-frame-rate short titled UFOTOG — … more »


Weta Digital’s Joe Letteri on The Hobbit

Weta Digital’s Joe Letteri has won four visual effects Oscars (for the second and third Lord of the Rings films, King Kong, and Avatar), and has received seven Oscar nominations—including this year’s nomination for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected … more »

Why 120 FPS Is the Sweet Spot for HFR Shooting

As head of the Moving Picture Technologies department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) — home of the MP3 and H.264, among other crucial digital content creation technologies — you can imagine Siegfried Foessel has been taking a … more »


The Hobbit‘s HFR Reviews Are In, and They’re Not So Good

Peter Jackson knew this day was coming. Last night at midnight, the studio embargo on reviews of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was lifted, and the first pieces began appearing on the web. Based on early reaction to a screening of … more »


Here Are the Theaters Showing The Hobbit at 48fps

In case you missed it, the Los Angeles Times reported last week that The Hobbit will screen at its native 48fps projection rate in only about 450 North American movie theaters — probably a little more than 10 percent of … more »

Trumbull, Muren, and Others Vouch for High-Frame-Rate Cinema

A funny thing happened when renowned VFX supervisor Dennis Muren bought a new Sony TV. He started to become absorbed by the effects of the MotionFlow system that increases image smoothness by interpolating frames. "I was looking at the old Mac … more »


Christie Organizes Massive High-Frame-Rate Panel at SIGGRAPH

VFX gurus Douglas Trumbull and Dennis Muren and Avatar producer Jon Landau are the marquee names on a SIGGRAPH panel that will speculate on the impact of 48fps and higher acquisition and exhibition, known as high-frame-rate or HFR filmmaking. The … more »

The Hobbit, the “Soap Opera Effect,” and the 48fps (and Faster) Future of Movies

A funny thing happened at CinemaCon last week, when Warner Bros. previewed scenes from Peter Jackson's upcoming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in what could be a revolutionary new acquisition and projection format of 48fps. Response to the new technology … more »