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Peter Jackson's introduction of high frame-rates (HFR) in Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey caused him an unexpected headache: many filmgoers hated the new tech. Those folks found that the hyper-realistic screenings ruined the magic, while others like myself enjoyed the eyestrain-free 3D experience an...

December 17th 2013 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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Netflix users in the UK needn't look to misty mountains old in order to get their Tolkien fix. Starting today, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is available for your viewing pleasure, marking a victory for the site over its competition. Sky Movies has consistently bested Netflix w...

August 8th 2013 at 11:14am 0 Comments
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The CinemaCon crowd may not have been keen on 48fps footage of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but we defy anyone to say they don't want the best sound possible. A select few will get just that, as Dolby and Peter Jackson's own Park Road Post Production have announced the film will be mixed for...

October 24th 2012 at 2:08pm 0 Comments
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Two different audiences and two very different screenings. After unfamiliar 48fps Hobbit footage was pretty universally panned back at Cinema-Con, Peter Jackson decided to play it safe and show Comic-Con fans the traditional low frame-rate teaser. Their response? They loved it. Which would, you'd...

July 16th 2012 at 6:38am 0 Comments
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With his use of Red cameras, 3ality rigs, and high frame rate 3D technology, no one can accuse Peter Jackson of being stuck in the past. Need more evidence of his anti-luddism? He just gave the first projection of footage from his 3D opus "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" in its full 48 fps glor...

April 25th 2012 at 9:51pm 0 Comments
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Diet and filmmaking legend Peter Jackson's given us another insight into the making of the Hobbit movies, and this time he's talking about his envious collection of tech. Filming with no less than 48 Red Epic cameras at 48fps in full 5k resolution might sound fantastic, but it hasn't all been a...

November 5th 2011 at 4:08am 0 Comments