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It's good to know that the making of The Hobbit is going well and that Peter Jackson and his crew have really kicked things into high gear. One of the things revealed now in early stages of production is that they are shooting the movie at 48 fps, as opposed to the usual 24 fps which was always a standard for movie makers in Hollywood and anywhere else for that matter.
"We are indeed shooting at the higher frame rate. The key thing to understand is that this process requires both shooting and projecting at 48 fps, rather than the usual 24 fps (films have been shot at 24 frames per second since the late 1920's). So the result looks like normal speed, but the image has hugely enhanced clarity and smoothness. Looking at 24 frames every second may seem ok ' and we've all seen thousands of films like this over the last 90 years ' but there is often quite a lot of blur in each frame, during fast movements, and if the camera is moving around quickly, the image can judder or 'strobe," says Pete.
You can read more about the production here.
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