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Question about the standard 3D


Mar 5 2013, 6:59pm

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Question about the standard 3D Can't Post

I went to see the Hobbit in the standard 3D because the 3D 48 HFR is not showing anymore in London, as far as I can tell. Before that I had seen it once in 2D and ten plus times in the 48 HFR. I went to see it once in 3D before a mistake, because I found it too blurred and dark.

Today, I went to see the film in a smallish studio, and the 3D was much better than it had been on the only other occasion I saw it in that format. Question: can the appearance of the same film in the same format differ from cinema to cinema?


Mar 5 2013, 7:05pm

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Absolutely [In reply to] Can't Post

The quality of the projection and sound can be vastly different based on the cinema's equipment etc.
A lot of cinemas are now trying to project 3D films brighter so that the glasses don't hinder the experience too much, but I am sure there are many that still do not have the most updated technology etc.

(This post was edited by Lindele on Mar 5 2013, 7:06pm)


Mar 5 2013, 7:06pm

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i think it can yes. [In reply to] Can't Post

I think it comes down to how the individual cinemas set up the screens/sound. I have been to some 3D movies (24fps) which look very dark and then the same showing in a different cinema looking less dark.

For example when i went to see AUJ opening night in 3D 24fps i didn't think the screen was that dark but i did feel the colour grading was terrible - everything was over saturated to within an inch of its life - discussed this on here and others didn't seem to have this same problem so i went with it was my local cinema that got it a little wrong.


Mar 5 2013, 7:17pm

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Yup, it's all down to the equipment they have. [In reply to] Can't Post

I saw the film in 3D in a non-local cinema, and there appeared to be "ghosting" - either the projection wasn't 100% lined up, or there was some other issue. It happened when there were light and dark contrasts. I never saw the effect before in other showings, and have never seen since.

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Mar 5 2013, 9:27pm

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Absolutely.// [In reply to] Can't Post


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Mar 5 2013, 10:12pm

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Thanks very much for all your helpful replies [In reply to] Can't Post

The only other time I saw the Hobbit in standard 3D was at my local (very large) cinema. It really looked bad very dark and very blurred in places.

Today, though, in a studio cinema in central London, it looked pretty good (though not as good as the 48 HFR). It was a bit too dark, but I didn't notice any blurring. Even the Goblin scenes were quite clear (and a lot of fun, I must say, with the different fighting styles of the Dwarves clearly visible).

I shall have to bear this factor in mind when I go to see the next two films. I'll hopefully be able to see them at the high frame rate, but may have to resort to a 3D viewing or two should the HFR be removed from cinemas at the end of their runs.

(This post was edited by Glorfindela on Mar 5 2013, 10:14pm)


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