3D Camera Superviser Gareth Daley on Shooting 'The Hobbit' at 48 FPS

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The Hobbit's 3D supervisor Gareth Daley, who was in charge of 48 RED Epic cameras shooting in 3D and in 48 fps over a 277-day shoot, talks to 3D Focus about the challenges and rewards of his work.

Says Daley, "8 frames certainly did provide a lot more detail for the make-up artists and set designers and that was a difficulty for them. For me – having two cameras in permanent perfect sync at double the frame rate as normal was the biggest challenge but RED was fantastic. Early on, when we decided in pre-production it was going to go 48 frames, we worked very closely with them. They were providing us with the firmware changes for the cameras, sometimes on a daily basis."

Read the full interview here.