All the Buzz on 'The Hobbit' and HFR

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It's been divisive, but there is no doubt that most anyone who's seen The Hobbit at a groundbreaking 48 fps has got something to say about it. Whether you think it's "spectacular" or "artificial," high frame rate has got the film world buzzing. Here are our latest articles about it.

48 FPS: The Future of Filmmaking, January 2, 2013

An Argument in Favor of 30 FPS, December 20, 2012

Vincent Laforet See 3 Versions of The Hobbit and Explains Why HFR Fails for Him, December 19, 2012

Why HFR Could Drastically Change Everything We Know About Filmmaking, December 18, 2012

Peter Jackson: 'For Me, 3D and 48 Frames Is a Blessing', December 18, 2012

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Is HFR 'Grotesquely Anti-Cinema?', December 18, 2012

The History and Technicalities of HFR Explained, December 18, 2012

For One DIT, The Hobbit's HFR 3D 'Cheapens the Cinematic Experience', December 18, 2012

Some Arguments For and Against HFR, December 18, 2012

Why HFR Needs to Develop a Language All Its Own, December 18, 2012

Peter Jackson and Jim Jannard Make Beautiful Cameras Together, December 18, 2012

A Guide to the Visual Effects of The Hobbit, December 17, 2012

Why 48 FPS May Never Look Right to Most People, December 17, 2012

Why Hollywood and The Hobbit Are Chasing the Q Curve, December 17, 2012

The Hobbit VFX Supervisor Joe Letteri on Returning to Gollum, Gandalf and Middle Earth, December 17, 2012

The Hobbit at 48 FPS Looks Spectacular and Invites the Audience to Linger, December 17, 2012

HFR 3D Explained, December 17, 2012

Will 48 FPS Get People Back Into the Theaters?, December 14, 2012

RED's Ted Schilowitz on The Hobbit's HFR 3D, December 13, 2012

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The Hobbit VFX Supervisor Joe Letteri on 48 FPS and How It Enhances 3D, December 13, 2012

3D Camera Superviser Gareth Daley on Shooting The Hobbit at 48 FPS, December 12, 2012

Wired Calls The Hobbit Insanely Gorgeous, December 11, 2012

Keeping an Open Mind on High Frame Rate Filmmaking, December 10, 2012

The Hobbit at 48 FPS: Fascinating & Distracting, December 6, 2012

One Verdict of The Hobbit's 48 FPS? 'Frustrating', December 5, 2012

The Hobbit Vlog: The Post-Production Process, November 27, 2012

Peter Jackson on Why He Went HFR 3D for The Hobbit, November 26, 2012

Despite Shaky 48 FPS Hobbit Preview, High Frame Rates Will Take Off, May 30, 2012

Douglas Trumbull on The Hobbit's 48 FPS Debate, May 4, 2012

Peter Jackson 'Unfazed' by Hobbit Footage Pushback, But Will Stick to 24 FPS for Trailer, May 1, 2012

Fast Frame Hobbit Dangles Prospect of Superior Cinema, But Will Theaters Bite?, April 27, 2012

Framing the Hobbit Hubub: Think Bigger, April 27, 2012

Actor Luke Evans on Being On-Set of The Hobbit, April 20, 2012



SMPTE Australia Section Issues Call for Papers for METexpo Conference

SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has issued a call for papers for its forthcoming Media + Entertainment Tech Expo (METexpo) Conference, which will be held between 18-20 July 2019 at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.