Go, Cameron, go: why movies need more HFR filming

Movie making hasn’t changed nearly as much in the last 30 years as video game making. More filmmakers have moved from film shooting to digital shooting, special effects (SFX) have certainly improved, 3D has come and gone like a fad everyone suspected, and IMAX is more popular than ever. But that’s about it.

However, one of the greatest advancements in the art of filmmaking is filming at ‘High Frame Rate’, or ‘HFR’ for short – something that has been in the news lately due to its success in Avatar: The way of the water. Traditionally, movies are shot at 24 frames per second (fps), but HFR boosts that to 48 fps or higher. The reality is that the higher the frame rate, the smoother the video. After all, the more frames there are, the less blur there is. from Peter Jackson Hobbit trilogy and that of James Cameron avatar films have demonstrated the benefit of HFR treatment in recent years, although it is by no means ubiquitous in filmmaking today.

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