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Hobbit Limited HFR Release

Not all major cities will get it

By Robert T. Trate     August 08, 2012
Source: Variety

Warner Bros. is convinced that high-frame-rate movies are the next big thing — but they’re keeping the first HFR release fairly small, Variety's David Cohen reports the following: According to source familiar with Warner’s release plans for Peter Jackson’s first HOBBIT, the HFR version will go out to only select locations, perhaps not even into all major cities. People who have seen much of the film in 48 frames-per-second 3D tell Variety the picture now looks vastly better than the test footage shown this April at CinemaCon, which had not yet undergone post-production polishing and got a mixed reception from exhibitors. But the studio still wants to protect the format by going into a limited release for the HFR version, hoping to test the marketplace and expand the HFR release for the second and third installments — provided auds are enthusiastic. As of now, there are still no theaters ready for HFR projection, though some require only a software upgrade that will be ready in September. 
Well Maniacs... will you travel to see The Hobbit in a HFR theater? I knew of people who traveled around the world to see Episode I. This is probably going to be more rewarding.


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dnfalkenheim 8/8/2012 10:00:40 AM

I'd like to see the test market choices but I wouldn't travel for it.

redhairs99 8/8/2012 10:10:15 AM

 I've been told be the prjectionist at the Nashville IMax, that The Hobbit will be at 48 fps in 3D IMax.  Hopefully it will be...only a 3 hour drive from here.

alienstatue 8/8/2012 10:10:26 AM

Depending on what's available to me, I'm going to try and catch it in both formats. I've been reading that 48fps in 3D is easier on the eyes as well, so I'm hoping I can catch it in 3D. I don't see much 3D films because I get headaches.

I have to admit though (even though I'm not against 48fps) when I visit my family members who have a TV that converts some movies, I definitely notice it. I mention it to them everytime we watch a movie at their house and they don't even notice it anymore, which means people will get use to it eventually like bloggers have been saying. 

jedibanner 8/8/2012 10:13:46 AM

I guess I missed this whoe HFR debate because I have no idea what is the difference...does the image you see goes faster?

regardless of what is showned in theatre, I won't see it in 3D so in the end this doesn't affect me.

Higgy 8/8/2012 10:18:19 AM

Jedi, the filme does go faster as it displays 48 frames per second instead of the old 24 I believe...maybe it was 32...I can't remember.  Regardless, it makes things appear almost...too real.  Like watching a documentary footage.  It's almost too crisp and clear.  Very similar to watching tv on a 120Hz TV rather then a 60Hz.  Things just look too clear.

redhairs99 8/8/2012 10:30:12 AM

 jedi, films in general are shot at 24 fps. TV is 30fps in the US, 25 in Europe.  The 48 fps that The Hobbit is being shot in is said to be much more realistic and much closer to how we actually "see" the world, which is said to be the equivalent of 60 fps.

monkeyfoot 8/8/2012 11:01:34 AM

Also of note we aren't actually talking about film here.This is digital video projection at 48fps. Most of the movies you see now at theatres are digital and not celluloid film. They are playing from what essentially is a quicktime (mov) file on a hard drive connected to very sophisticated projector. I'm not quite sure if the frame rate on the movie we see are at 30fps or 24 (23.98 for digital).

violator14 8/8/2012 11:14:22 AM

We need some 3D porn in HFR

MrEt 8/8/2012 11:24:25 AM

I remember how some people did not like the looks of the HFR clips that were shown, then again I remember watching the local news after getting my HDTV and noting just how ugly some of the people on TV were.

lobbygow723 8/8/2012 2:40:35 PM

to answer the question, i would travel for it if need be.

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