30FPS in the Cinema

Yonge, Mark
June 1989
Image Technology;Jun1989, Vol. 71 Issue 6, p221
Trade Publication
The article reports on a proposal to change the frame rate for motion pictures from 24 frames per second (FPS) to 30 films. This innovation assures quality improvements including reduced flicker, improved sharpness, smoother motion portrayals and improved sound quality. However, their are objections to the proposals such as higher cost of film, cost of dual production, complexity of handling two incompatible versions and cost of increased film size, reel sizes and shipping costs.


Related Articles

  • A Comparison of 24 and 30 fps film shown on 50 Hz television. Stone, M. A. // Image Technology;Jul1989, Vol. 71 Issue 7, p340 

    The article discusses the investigation regarding the comparison between a 24 and a 30 frames per second film integrated within a 50 Hertz television intended for the motion picture industry worldwide. As part of the evaluation process, several tests have been carried out in order to investigate...

  • Determining New Standards for Long Term Storage of Film. Jacobsen, Morten // Image Technology;Sep1992, Vol. 74 Issue 7, p130 

    The article examines developments related to standard procedures used for long term storage of motion-picture films. According to the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, storage enclosures of these films should be steel reel and cans wherein it could be tinned but not lacquered....

  • Motion Picture Printing and Duplication Routes.  // BKSTS Journal;Jun1982, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p288 

    The article focuses on motion picture printing and duplication routes. The article also discusses the reasons for the need for duplication, choice of duplication route and problems of duplication. The choice of camera materials and printing routes are also discussed. A diagram on the basic color...

  • Moving Image History and the F-Word; or, 'Digital Film' Is an Oxymoron. Streible, Dan // Film History;Jan2013, Vol. 25 Issue 1/2, p227 

    Film historians and Film History face the historiographical problem of naming their object of study. What will the word film mean from this point forward? Now that digital video files have displaced photochemical motion-picture film, historians and scholars should avoid referring to digital...

  • Short and Sweet. Robertson, Barbara; Donelan, Jenny // Computer Graphics World;Feb2006, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p10 

    The article presents information on the use of computer graphics in digital filmmaking. The art of computer graphics has reached its highest peak through short animated films. Largely invisible to the mass market, the primary venues for the short project are film festivals and animation...

  • Automating the Pre-Show. Dew, Martin // Film Journal International;Oct2004, Vol. 107 Issue 10, p32 

    Comments on the adoption of digital technology in cinema advertising in the U.S. Views on the advertising industry; Benefits gained by advertisers and exhibitors from advertising; Description of audio and video cards integrated into screen servers.

  • Local pix get boost. Cajueiro, Marcelo // Daily Variety;7/14/2004, Vol. 284 Issue 7, p9 

    Reports on the agreement which allow Brazilian public and private motion picture companies to screen their locally made films in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Mexico.

  • U.K. earmarks $20 mil for screens. Kemp, Stuart // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;4/30/2002, Vol. 373 Issue 12, p12 

    Reports the creation of funds to help the exhibition of specialized movies. Availability of Cinema Fund until 2005; Procurement of network of screens dedicated to showing specialized films; Priority of funds on working with existing regional film theaters and chain operators.

  • Directors' Fortnight picks strong on European titles.  // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;4/29/2003, Vol. 378 Issue 21, p50 

    Twenty-eight countries are represented in the 25 feature-length films in the main section of the Cannes sidebar Directors' Fortnight and all but one is a world premiere of the year 2003. Fortnight and all but one is a world premiere.Overall, the lineup is strong on European titles, with one film...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics