Why I don’t think “The Hobbit” will suck in 48FPS

I’ve seen a lot of people hating on the idea of a major motion picture being shot in 48FPS. “The Hobbit” is coming out in a couple of weeks and I just watched this 14 minute video on the post production process for the movie and it finally hit me why I think Peter Jackson and crew are sticking with this decision.

When I watch that video, I see A LOT of CG. In a movie of this scale, that is inevitable. I mean they even said principal photography was finished BEFORE all the pre-viz. I’m imaging…

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Bit Depth, Signal-to-Noise Ratios, and How It Relates to Exposure

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It seems a lot of people – even professional photographers – don’t have a good understanding of bit depth as it relates to developing an image for the web.  I got in the middle of a discussion today about the ability to bring up underexposed areas of an image, and in trying to explain it I couldn’t really find a comprehensive explanation that discusses all the elements that go through my head when I’m processing images, so I decided I’d try to make one.

I don’t consider myself an expert on digital imaging, but I believe to truly understand something you…

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