Most of us expected Peter Jackson to roll into San Diego and present a highlight reel from The Hobbit in full 48fps. Turns out those who sit through the presentation at Comic-Con are only going to see it in 24fps.

When we screened only the 48fps reel at CinemaCon a few months ago, some bloggers focussed stories, not on the content, but on their negative reaction to 10 minutes of high frame rate footage. This reaction convinced me that the only fair way to experience 48fps, is to sit down and watch a complete feature length movie, with a narrative, not quick trailer cuts.

There you go – You have to see the whole movie to appreciate the experience when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in theaters on December 14, 2012.

via Peter Jackson

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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2 Comments

  1. Marissa
    July 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm — Reply

    I can’t say I’m not a little disappointed, but I certainly understand the reasoning. And I look forward to seeing it in 48fps in December. :)

  2. Oldcomicfan
    July 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm — Reply

    People who complain that 48fps doesn’t look grainy and blurry like traditional 24fps are like those people who don’t like Widescreen movies because of the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. They’d rather lose half the picture and part of the action than experience what the movie maker intended. Get out of your comfort zone, people.

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