In ‘Hobbit,’ New Tech Mangles the Scenery

hobbit-2[FOX] In “The Hobbit,” Jackson pushes technology further, with eye-popping 3D. He also uses “high frame rate” (HFR) video that flashes twice as fast as a standard film — 48 instead of 24 frames per second — to portray movement fluidly. While the technologies are brilliant in some parts of the film, for most of it they fit no better than sneakers on a furry-footed hobbit.

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