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The Hobbit only playing 48fps in a few cities


Most of the directors with a big boner for 3D - James Cameron, Peter Jackson - claim many of the problems people have with 3D - that it's disorienting, that it's hard to follow quicker camera movements - can be solved with higher frame rates.

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Peter Jackson talks splitting Hobbit into three movies, is bad at editing.


 The Hobbit is by far my favorite of the Tolkien books, and my only sticking point in seeing the movie (beyond general hobbit-fatigue) is that it's going to be split into two movies, with the first part reportedly being two and a half hours long.

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Peter Jackson fears the nerd lynch mob, shows Hobbit footage in 24 fps


Don't ask me why, but the quickest way to get people on the internet riled up is to either misidentify some piece of comic book trivia or to start talking digital video formats.


The Hobbit debuted some footage in 48 fps and everyone hated it


For years, James Cameron has been telling everyone who would listen (mostly his army of high-priced whores) that a lot of the early problems people had with 3D - that it required slower cuts and camera movements because of strobing and blurring - could be solved with higher frame rates, which is relatively easy to accomplish (your TV is already capable of doing much higher than film's 24 frames per second, for instance).

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