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The Hobbit: World’s First Movie with 48 FPS?

“We’ve written a fair bit about the health issues of watching 3D movies. No, you’re not going to go blind, likely as not, but you might be one of the many who suffer splitting headaches or even not be able to participate in the 3D magic at all.

Now Peter Jackson is determined to spare us any more cranial collapses by shooting the Hobbit cycle at 48 frames per second, bucking 90 years of filming and projecting tradition at only half that speed.

As Jackson himself observes, shooting higher than 24fps not only provides a smoother and more ‘blended’ mix of (more) frames, but has already been in commercial usage via the 60fps ShowScan format developed by VFX wizard Douglas Trumbull in the late 1970s, and which was used in Universal’s Back To The Future theme-park ride in Florida, amongst other venues.”

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