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Movie Theaters old 24fps standard. Will digital remain 24?

Postby Coyote on Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:27 am

I'm curious what people think about the current framerate standard in movies. Here in the U.S., it's been 24fps for probably 100 years now. I very rarely go to the theater anymore. My eyes must be very sensitive, because I really can't stand the "dreamy" feel that films have in theaters, because of the slow 24fps. If the camera pans left/right too fast, I notice the frames seem to stutter and jerk. It doesn't look smooth or realistic to me! This has been becoming an increasing problem with newer, action-packed movies, with LOTS of fast action. These scenes sometimes seem to stutter.

In the past, I read several articles about the future of Cinema about Maxivision 48. http://www.maxivisioncinema.com/ I really think 48fps could help out to make movies more realistic. So...Why is it the film industry doesn't want to get their ass in gear, and support higher framerates? If they don't act fast, I feel more and more people will stay at home to watch movies, on their HDTV! Even (DV) digital video on consumer camcorders are stuck with a slow, paltry, 24fps. With Digital Video, they could've easily bumped up the speed to 48fps for consumers. Sure it would take more storage space, but tapes/hard drives/compression, is getting bigger and better everyday!

Will we ever see the light of day for an increase in framerate AND resolution on the big screen and TV?
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Postby TheCDBurner on Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:07 pm

They'll switch when it saves/makes them money. Not before.
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Postby XXXXX on Sun Jun 13, 2004 1:49 pm

Currently, they are too busy trying to sue copyright pirates, and figuring out how to distribute their media to effectively end all theft! Good Luck!
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Re: Movie Theaters old 24fps standard. Will digital remain 2

Postby Shredder on Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:25 am

Coyote wrote:Will we ever see the light of day for an increase in framerate AND resolution on the big screen and TV?


Yes and no. Human eyes can't see the difference in frame speed greater than 30FPS. As for the 48FPS being the new future, it is not at all. US Government agencies and automobile testing labs have been using incredibly fast cameras, 60 to exceeding 100FPS, since late 1980's/early 1990's. It's just a matter of making a faster lens.
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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:27 am

What about the new digital projectors? What's the FPS on those?
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Postby Shredder on Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:44 pm

Ian wrote:What about the new digital projectors? What's the FPS on those?


They are probably same as typical average monitor refresh rate, 50-90Hz or so for those with native 1024x768 and 1280x1024 resolutions.
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