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Slashfilm article on HFR

The Shire

Dec 14 2012, 4:20am

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Slashfilm article on HFR Can't Post

Interesting post on HFR. It gave me hope that I will the technology when I see the film soon. For those of you who have already seen the film in HFR, do you agree with these statements?



Dec 14 2012, 5:06am

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I think it is a good article. [In reply to] Can't Post

Before the Hobbit started there were the trailers in 3d for some other movies. I thought they look goodÖ and then the Hobbit started and I realized they had really looked rubbish.
There are a FEW scenes where the Hobbit doesnít work as well as it should but Iím hesitant to say it is because of the 48fps and not a combination of other factors. Itís like people are seeing a zebra and saying itís a horse. Yeah it looks a bit like a horse but itís not really a horse... itís a zebra. Similar but different.

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Dec 14 2012, 5:54am

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VERY good article, a must-read [In reply to] Can't Post

The author really knew what he was talking about, in contrast to some of the "reviewers" (people with opinions and a web site) who criticized The Hobbit's HFR based solely on their own experience, without doing any homework.

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Artemis Roach

Dec 14 2012, 6:28am

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Questions that need answering... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm still anxiously anticipating Ebert's review.

(Alas, he may not have seen the movie, as he is currently recovering from a hip fracture. Get well soon Roger!)

Roger didn't love LOTR nor hate it. He admitted that Jackson's LOTR was not his LOTR, but he found much to admire.

Critical consensus believed that Jackson's Kong was long-winded, bloated, over-indulgent. Yet Ebert named it one of that years' best films.

Roger hates 3D.

But for 15+ years Roger has been championing Maxivision48, an analog HFR projection process at 48 FPS. Will he like the digital version?

Questions, questions...

(This post was edited by Artemis Roach on Dec 14 2012, 6:30am)


Dec 14 2012, 9:31am

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There were two trailers on my viewing [In reply to] Can't Post

One trailer was awful cardboard cut-out 3d conversion, it was painful to watch, while superman: man of steel was pretty decently done it looked like.

I loved the 3D hobbit, although I am quite used to seeing good movies in 3D.


Dec 14 2012, 9:34am

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Not yet, but [In reply to] Can't Post

I did see it in 3D 24fps, because it was the best my city has. I loved it! Granted, I have seen many 3D movies and generally enjoy the experience.

The worst part? Big outdoor scenes, panning shots, and any quick movements were extremely blurry - I kept thinking, "I wish I could see it in HFR" the whole time.

I will get my chance for 48fps next week when I'm home for Christmas. Can't wait!

(This post was edited by shadowfaux on Dec 14 2012, 9:34am)


Dec 14 2012, 10:10am

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Yes, absolutely agreed [In reply to] Can't Post

I was especially worried about the make-up and prosthetics being too noticeable, but they really do look amazing.

The HFR takes some getting used to (certain movements seem to go a little too fast at first) but it does really complement Jacksons style. Those sweeping crane- and helicopter shots look fantastic.


Dec 14 2012, 1:06pm

Post #8 of 10 (128 views)
Have seen both film formats already .... [In reply to] Can't Post

And I gotta say that the 24fps format while watching it in IMAX 3D today, I found to be a struggle compared to watching the movie in HFR first. So maybe I'm being a little biased here but I am really loving the 48fps atm! Watching the Hobbit in HFR has been lovely!!! :)

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The Shire

Dec 14 2012, 2:21pm

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I saw in in 3D HFR [In reply to] Can't Post

It took me a little while to get used to it and some scenes did look a little video-ish to me but overall I think it enhanced the movie, especially the sweeping vistas and big wide-angle shots. It's less like watching a movie, more like looking through a window.


Dec 16 2012, 7:01am

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I believe there will be few who watch in LFR in the future [In reply to] Can't Post

48 fps is so much better once you get used to it. I cannot imagine why someone would want to handicap themselves when watching a film. I've never quite gotten modern art, either, and I know some people like that...


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