48+ Frames Per Second Coming to Hollywood?
HOLLYWOOD ??? On a century-old studio lot, a guy juggles oranges as cameras roll, capturing test footage of the flying fruit. Then he tosses a red construction hat into the air, throws a bucket of water toward the camera and pours fizzing cola into a glass.
It might look like the kind of amateur antics featured in Thomas Edison???s 1890 film test Monkeyshines, but the juggler ??? Red Digital Cinema exec Ted Schilowitz ??? is performing his modest party tricks to show off the capabilities of his company???s next-generation 3-D movie cameras.
I’m already looking forward to the Hobbit, but now that I see it is shot at twice the frames per second, it’s sure to look even more gorgeous.