I don’t fully understand why we won’t see The Hobbit at 48 FPS

The Hobbit promo still src aceshowbiz.com

Peter Jackson has shot The Hobbit at 48 frames per second, instead of the usual 24, in order to smooth out the 3D effects. Buzzfeed reports that the 48 fps version will be given an extremely limited release, because the effect of film shot at twice its normal speed is apparently quite unsettling.

Apparently there was something of a backlash to test footage at Comic-Con. In order to demonstrate the apparent weirdness, Buzzfeed has created a video to show what movement looks like at 30 fps and at 60 fps. It might just be my screwy eyesight, but I can’t really see a difference between them.

Can you?




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