High frame rate of "The Hobbit" dates back to 1970s

01/2/2013 | Verge, The

The high frame rate technology recently associated with "The Hobbit" is nothing new, Russell Brandom writes. Its origins date to 1978, a small Paramount lab headed by Douglas Trumbull and a bid to build a more realistic flight simulator. This article details his struggles in trying to use the technology for the 1983 film "Brainstorm."

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