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Pundits are drubbing the new 48 fps video format used for the Hobbit movie after seeing a 10 minute preview. <link> Too harsh, realistic, "soap opera look you get from badly calibrated TVs," etc. "Looked much more like visiting the set of a film than seeing the textured cinematography of a finished movie.
While most films aim for a soft, natural glow, this had a more stark and fluorescent lighting style."
If critics are in agreement that movies looks better at 24 fps than at 48 fps, then probably the real world would as well. Therefore - eyeglasses that slow the visual sampling rate from infinity (obviously too high) down to 24 fps. An "image retention" material would be embedded in the glass and erased once every 1/24 second.
Reality never looked so good.
Hobbit movie in 48 fps
[sqeaketh the wheel, Apr 25 2012]
Just like 23.976 fps Glasses,
except there's twenty-four of them in this instance. A huge improvement. [spidermother, Apr 25 2012]
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Maybe if you added a pulse-based mood sensor, you could generate appropriate backing music as well.
||One could always blink really fast.
||Sounds good to me [+]. Wouldn't 12 fps be twice as good?
Just don't fall into the Uncanny Valley.
||Should be in black and white.
||I like the idea of watching a horse-drawn wagon
passing, and seeing the wheels going 'backward'.
||Yeah, and the one that could count turned out to be
||//horses are not known for their cartoon drawing
||Indeed so. The best they can do is to hold a stout
brush in their teeth and then nod their head,
whence the expression "Up and down like a
||In order to accurately recreate the temporal
resolution of 24fps film, the glasses would need to
sample a time period spanning 1/48th of a second,
then display that image for 1/24th of a second while
concurrently sampling the next image. It's actually
pretty easy to see what this would look likesimply
hook a 24fps video camera up to a TV.
||The effect is likely to be less than entirely
satisfactory, however, because in order to actually
get the /look/ of film, you'd need to hire a
cinematographer and accompanying crew to follow
you everywhere and light the world around you to
look like film. This would prove, if not completely
impractical, at least rather uncomfortable; you can
be certain that few things make intimacy quite as
awkward as half a dozen grips standing around
munching on snacks from the craft service table.
||// you can be certain that few things make intimacy
quite as awkward as half a dozen grips standing
around munching on snacks//
||Why is it that most of my most highly rated ideas turn out to be rediscoveries of former posts? <link = Just like 23.976 fps Glasses> All credit in this case to [xenzag]