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Gone and Back Again–Return of The Hobbitses

48fps HFR. OK, that happened. Maybe it will happen again, but if Peter Jackson has any choice he whould probably do what instincts (should have) said to do originally: Go for 60. He should certainly insist that any exhibitor showing the movie in 3D upgrade and show the movie in HFR. 

I saw The Hobbit the first time in 3D 24fps and craved 48 during every scene with anything but slow movement…and should have known it would shine in slow movement times as well. It is as if the editor isn’t paying attention, making cuts at the wrong places and smearing everywhere. Film is dead. We don’t need the magic of judder and weave and unsaturated colors. We are not all Hollywood insiders who get the watch actual first-run prints in ultra-tweaked theaters. And we don’t need an imposed anachonism frame rate, especially for the tricks that 3D plays on the vision system.

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Gone and Back Again–Return of The Hobbitses

48fps HFR. OK, that happened. Maybe it will happen again, but if Peter Jackson has any choice he whould probably do what instincts (should have) said to do originally: Go for 60. He should certainly insist that any exhibitor showing the movie in 3D upgrade and show the movie in HFR. 

I saw The Hobbit the first time in 3D 24fps and craved 48 during every scene with anything but slow movement…and should have known it would shine in slow movement times as well. It is as if the editor isn’t paying attention, making cuts at the wrong places and smearing everywhere. Film is dead. We don’t need the magic of judder and weave and unsaturated colors. We are not all Hollywood insiders who get the watch actual first-run prints in ultra-tweaked theaters. And we don’t need an imposed anachonism frame rate, especially for the tricks that 3D plays on the vision system.

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3ality Technica Combo

A week after Disney Tech VP declares mechanical 3D rigs eminently obsolete, the two premier players in that field consolidate. 3ality Digital has acquired Element Technica. The later will be moving from their Culver City digs to an expanded 3ality facility in Burbank. This is a fully buzzword compliant merger.

Disney’s Howard Lukk’s article: Walt Disney exec predicts end of 3D rigs | TVBEurope Magazine Online

 

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Report: 2010 Digital Captioning Symposium

keen logoHow I became a Foreign Film Buff – In 1994, my dad ambitiously told me that captioning was coming to our movie theater in Winston-Salem, NC. I don’t know where he heard that, but for two years, I habitually asked theatre managers if captioning was available, only to find out that it was not. When we assumed that it would be a long time coming for captions, we decided to try foreign films because of the English subtitles, and it was a great experience that we continue to enjoy today with my visits back home.

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Dager’s Reinventing Cinema: DCinema’s First Decade

Nick Dager's Reinventing Cinema: DCinema's First 10 Years e-book front coverNick Dager, editor & publisher of the website Digital Cinema Report, has released Reinventing Cinema: The First Decade of Digital Cinema

It is an e-book, and until the end of July there is a 26% discount from the $7.99 price. So, let your friends know so that they can enjoy the perfect summer reading piece (and won’t ask you all those questions about digital and 3D glasses when you are together in the Autumn.) In fact, buy one as a gift for several people, just to test how easy giving e-books actually is.

Following are a few chapters, many more of which are available at the above link.

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