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Thoughts on 3D 24 fps IMAX vs. 48 fps

Kimtc
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Jan 23 2013, 10:26pm


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I just got back from seeing AUJ in 3D IMAX, which is not at 48 fps here. I went primarily because this is the last day it was showing here in that format (soon to switch to the Jeremy Renner Hansel & Gretel thing, good God), and I felt like I just had to go. My first viewing was in 24 fps, but all subsequent viewings have been in 48 fps 3D; this was the first time I had returned to 24 fps.

Bottom line: I found it nearly unwatchable. This was not because of the IMAX or the 3D, both formats I am comfortable with and enjoy. It was all about the 24 fps. I have been completely converted to the 48 fps, and can't imagine seeing this movie or DoS or TABA in anything but. I wear glasses, and I swear I kept taking my glasses and 3D specs off to wipe off imaginary smudges. It all looked very fuzzy and blurry, and I was completely unable to focus on details that I had no trouble seeing in 48 fps. The strangest part was that some of the CGI characters, in particular the goblin who falls with Bilbo into Gollum's cavern, looked like Ray Harryhausen stop motion characters (oddly, I found this to be true of the dwarves when they were running through the goblin lair, as well). The HFR made them much more realistic; in fact, to my mind, everything in HFR looked more realistic, in a good way. The only scene that I found better in IMAX was the stone giants, but that may have been a function of the pounding bass that made the whole theater shake. By the way, this is not a crappy IMAX theater--it is one of the best in the southeast, so it wasn't general quality.

I am glad I went--I would have regretted not seeing it in IMAX. But if it isn't in 48 fps IMAX, I won't bother next time. My personal feeling is that PJ will be vindicated on this in the long run.

[On the plus side, I did get to see the 9 minute preview for Star Trek, which looks amazing and had even more C-Batch in it than the trailer]

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Thoughts on 3D 24 fps IMAX vs. 48 fps Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 23 2013, 10:26pm
    I really liked the 48fps... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jan 23 2013, 10:45pm
        I agree Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Jan 24 2013, 3:13am
    Agreed Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 23 2013, 10:47pm
        James Cameron is reportedly doing Avatar 2&3 Owain Send a private message to Owain Jan 24 2013, 2:09am
            Thanks... Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 24 2013, 6:33pm
                Haha! Something like that.// Owain Send a private message to Owain Jan 24 2013, 6:37pm
            I read somewhere that this isn't an issue Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 24 2013, 8:48pm
                Right I'm not implying that human vision... Owain Send a private message to Owain Jan 24 2013, 8:55pm
    I'm seeing it in HFR IMAX 3D tonight and I'm really excited! Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Jan 23 2013, 11:28pm
        Please let me know! Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 23 2013, 11:40pm
            YES! Nira Send a private message to Nira Jan 24 2013, 2:34am
            It was absolutely fantastic!!!!!! Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Jan 24 2013, 5:46pm
                2D & HFR Gollum1 Send a private message to Gollum1 Jan 24 2013, 8:34pm
                    Everything about the movie was designed for HFR Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Jan 24 2013, 8:47pm
                        Actually, I believe thats for the RED cameras Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Jan 24 2013, 9:09pm
                            Yes, some of it was for the Red Epic camera Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Jan 25 2013, 5:46am
                        2D & HFR (continued) Gollum1 Send a private message to Gollum1 Feb 5 2013, 3:08am
        I saw it in trifecta-vision! Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jan 24 2013, 2:45am
            IMAX 3D 48 fps imin Send a private message to imin Jan 24 2013, 10:15am
                How many times have you seen it in HFR? Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Jan 24 2013, 1:29pm
                    Just seen it the once in HFR imin Send a private message to imin Jan 24 2013, 3:03pm
            What's trifecta vision eh, precious? What's trifecta? Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Jan 26 2013, 4:23pm
                Recommending a verison to friends. Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Jan 26 2013, 4:30pm
                12 times and counting, wow! Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jan 27 2013, 2:23pm
                    I like that better! Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 28 2013, 1:30am
    I feel the same way Sślimė Send a private message to Sślimė Jan 24 2013, 2:41am
    Yes! Definitely worth watching in HFR Lio Send a private message to Lio Jan 24 2013, 3:18am
    Well that decides it for me Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Jan 24 2013, 4:57am
    HFR! swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Jan 24 2013, 6:51am
    I went to 2D first to take in the story first but mefansmum Jan 25 2013, 12:29am
    thoughts on various formats for The Hobbit AUJ malla Send a private message to malla Jan 26 2013, 1:31pm
        I lost track of how many times you've seen it! Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 26 2013, 3:30pm
            how many times? 34 so far.... malla Send a private message to malla Jan 26 2013, 5:55pm
                I bow before you... Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 26 2013, 7:46pm
        What do you like about IMAX 3D more than RealD 3D? Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Jan 26 2013, 3:41pm
            why IMAX 3D over regular Real 3D ?? malla Send a private message to malla Jan 26 2013, 6:03pm

 
 
 

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