Debunking “High Frame Rate in Cinema” Myths

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I’ve gotten so many comments on my Frame Rate videos that I had to do another one address all the false analogies people keep writing…

Show notes on our site:
https://filmmakeriq.com/2019/12/busting-high-frame-rate-cinema-myths/

#FrameRate #HFR #24FPS #Cinema #HighFrameRate

History of Frame Rate
https://youtu.be/mjYjFEp9Yx0

A Defense of 24FPS and Why It’s Here to Stay
https://youtu.be/EM16aiSSpFk

A 24fps Filmmaker Reacts to Gemini Man in 120FPS
https://youtu.be/OaZnxAfcvY4

The Joys and Sorrows of Interlacing
https://youtu.be/B0ndYWlMkXI

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THE ANALOGY MYTHS

#1 Color vs black and white movies 4:09

Want to Know More: FIQ’s lecture of color history:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRheZ_MUYiY

Edison’s Annabelle Serpentine Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kplgIO9F7Pg

Playlist of Early Color Films
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pll3zftl5wg&list=PLC-cabGaHcTUDpMkw4PBgvhFrJLV1kRIA

Intolerance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyqDQnoXa70&t=1506s

The Toll of the Sea
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6rjFuHYZWA&t=179s

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#2 Silent vs Sound 7:28

Want to Know More? FIQ’s History of Sound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot5IryUt9SM
Edison’s Kinetophone
https://youtu.be/rQEImz2P8Cg

The Jazz Singer
https://youtu.be/8SzltpkGz0M

Starlit Days at the Lido
https://youtu.be/M0SoIHyxrQM

Edgar Allen Poe
https://youtu.be/Zsc-BQG5yqo

Wings Tracking Shot
https://youtu.be/bnPGyFxJUe0

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#3 SD vs HD 10:15

4K Restoration of a Buster Keaton’s “The General” (1926)
https://youtu.be/W-8Glmc7_XM

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#4 Film vs Digital 12:19

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#5 They’re saying the same thing about 4K 13:34

Steven Yedlin “On Acquistion and Pipeline for High Resolution Exhibition”
http://yedlin.net/ResDemo/

Upgrading To 4K HDR TV: How Far You Sit From The Screen Is Critical
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2017/10/26/upgrading-to-4k-hdr-tv-how-far-you-sit-from-the-screen-is-critical/#44048c8c1801

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#6 Vinyl vs Digital 14:23

High Frame Rate Psychophysics: Experimentation to Determine a JND for Frame Rate
https://s3.cad.rit.edu/cadgallery_production/storage/media/uploads/faculty-s-projects/1918/documents/177/framerate-visibility-thesis.pdf

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And Other Myths:

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1. 24fps looks terrible whenever the camera pans 15:57

Too Many Cooks
https://youtu.be/QrGrOK8oZG8?t=147

Filmmaker Mode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiuHytIDW_k&t=53s

Bad Shining Encoding
https://youtu.be/kiV3J_e977Q

General Hospital Promo
https://www.youtube.com/user/ABCGENERALHOSPITAL

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#2 I saw a side by side comparison of 24 and 60 and the 60 fps video looks so much better. 19:22

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#3 We should switch to 30 frames per second as a good compromise.

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#4 Fine, maybe 24 is okay for the theater experience but you should never upload 24 fps for YouTube 22:17

Official Help for YouTube Encoding
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171?hl=en

Top ten videos on YouTube
https://www.digitaltrends.com/web/most-viewed-youtube-videos/
#5 3-2 Pulldown is a bad thing 23:42

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#6 The problem with high frame rate is filmmakers just don’t know how to use it yet. Hollywood Filmmakers need to experiment more with technology and different frame rates: 26:39

Meridian
https://youtu.be/h3tqyQ6asZc

Lucid Dreams of Gabriel
https://youtu.be/J3ytuFiQsgc

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#7 Variable Frame Rates are the Future 29:07

The Larry Sanders Show Promo
https://youtu.be/VRGZwlzB3EI

Video Game High School
https://youtu.be/1JqR3GVqib4

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#8 High Frame Rate can’t Make actor’s performances look worse, haven’t you ever seen live theater 32:00

How High-Frame-Rate Technology Killed Ang Lee’s Gemini Man
https://www.vulture.com/2019/10/how-high-frame-rate-technology-killed-ang-lees-gemini-man.html

Motion Smoothing Is Ruining Cinema Filmmakers hate it. Viewers do, too. So why is it the default setting on almost every new TV in America?
https://www.vulture.com/2019/07/motion-smoothing-is-ruining-cinema.html

Company (DVD)
https://amzn.to/2PbpoCs

Want to know more about Acting? FIQ’s Video on the History of Method Acting
https://youtu.be/CfPz1c07IsQ

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#9 Well if the 24 cinematic veneer just covers up a lot of mistakes, that just means Hollywood needs to stop being so lazy and learn to act better and build better sets. 35:23

Jean Renoir Parle De Son Art
https://youtu.be/q7Mtd6GE_PI

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#10 You’re just used to 24fps – being used to something is not a good justification for its existence 38:22

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