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High frame rates

The future of cinema is sharp and smooth.

​High Frame Rate (HFR) movies play visuals at higher speeds so viewers see fewer motion artifacts, as well as less motion blur and stuttered movement on-screen. For 3D movies in particular, the results are dramatic and ultra-realistic.

HFR explained

higher frame rates explained

24 frames per second

Films shot and delivered at 24 fps have persistent problems with flickering and stuttering due to too few frames for fast moving objects to smoothly transition across a large screen. Additionally, each frame is suspended for a longer duration, adding to the overall stuttering effect.

60 frames per second

Increasing the frame rate not only provides more frames to better represent fast moving objects, it also provides increased image detail as the camera shutter is open for 2.5x less time per frame.

What you get with Christie® HFR digital cinema projection

For the cinema business, adopting HFR projection means increased audience satisfaction, more repeat patrons and a growing bottom line.

For directors and cinematographers, HFR technology offers a new medium for storytelling. The wider range of camera moves that HFR supports give filmmakers enhanced creative freedom.

Film director James Cameron discusses
HFR technology with The Talks

“If watching a 3D movie is like looking through a window, then [with HFR] we’ve taken the glass out of the window and we’re staring at reality.”


“Avatar” director, James Cameron, on HFR movies

Christie’s HFR digital cinema solutions

Christie Solaria™ Series digital cinema projectors, with laser and Xenon-based illumination, can be upgraded to show feature film and alternative content released at 48 or 60 frames per second (i.e. a high frame rate), by adding Christie’s integrated media block. Christie IM​​B​, when added to Christie Solaria Series projectors, provides full 2K HFR 2D and 3D support for feature film content.

 

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