120 Frames Per Second

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120 Frames Per Second

Unread post by boblipton » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:18 pm

Ang Lee's newest movie, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk will be projected, where the theater permits, in 3D at 120 frames per second.




http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/09/movie ... ef=movies&

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Re: 120 Frames Per Second

Unread post by Mike Gebert » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:34 pm

“Billy Lynn” is being released in a variety of 2-D and 3-D formats, and Mr. Rothman declined to specify how many theaters would show it at its highest resolution and maximum frame rate. But he said that “almost every proper upscale multiplex, worldwide, is fully capable of showing the film.”
What I read a few weeks ago was that the 120 fps screening for the New York Film Festival takes two 60 fps projectors alternating images. Which to me means, we'll see if that even works technically, before finding out if it will play like that anywhere else.
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Re: 120 Frames Per Second

Unread post by Donald Binks » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:52 pm

The film reels must be enormous? !!!
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Unread post by boblipton » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:53 pm

I'm pretty sure it's all digital.

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Re: 120 Frames Per Second

Unread post by Donald Binks » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:56 pm

I think it'd have to be! I was trying to envisage film reels of some thirty feet in diameter and the poor projectionist tending a machine that was bouncing up and down with steam coming out of it!
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Re: 120 Frames Per Second

Unread post by wich2 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:41 am

Shades of Doug Trumbull's old Showscan:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Showscan" target="_blank

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:31 pm

And speaking of Doug Trumbull:
After years of analysis, Trumbull thinks 120 fps is the optimal projection speed for digital 3-D movies. To make Magi movies, he uses two cameras or two sensors in one camera, and he photographs the left- and right-eye images at a slight offset instead of simultaneously, which is how conventional 3-D movies are made. Because one of the two camera shutters is open at any given moment, the Magi process captures all the action instead of just half of it. Trumbull then projects the movies in the same way they were shot—alternating left and right frames at 60 fps per eye—for a result that looks incredibly realistic.
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6024 ... ie-theater" target="_blank
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Re: 120 Frames Per Second

Unread post by silentfilm » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:34 pm

Slate says, "It Looked Great. It Was Unwatchable.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk shows the promise and failure of high-frame-rate cinema."

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/movi ... l_dt_fb_ru

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