Peter Jackson took to his social network of choice today and explained his decision to show a bit of The Hobbit in 2D at 24 frames per second (fps) rather than the filmed 3D at 48fps. Here’s a bit of what he’s said (or just head over to Facebook to read his whole note):
The subject of high frame rates has serious film industry implications, and it’s important that it’s judged in the fairest possible context. I’m afraid that a presentation of a short clip reel in a huge convention center is simply not the way to do it. I’m sorry if people attending Comic Con were hoping to see a glimpse of 48 fps, but let me say that in December, if you choose to see the Hobbit in a great cinema, projecting the higher frame rate, you will be in the best place to make up your own mind. And you will have the choice – there will be plenty of cinemas screening both versions.