Has anyone had a chance to go and watch the new Hobbit movie?
The film was shot in 48 frames per second, this is revolutionary as standard films are shot with 24fps. This dates back to the old days where you would shoot on film, and it was very expensive as well as time consuming. So, the people of the day figured out that the minimum you could get away with to have motion was 24fps.
Today, many films are shot on digital film, this makes the process cheaper and easier, it also makes the need to limit the film to 24fps redundant. I have heard mixed reviews about the hobbit, it was the first feature film to have been shot on 24fps, some people say that it the motion is almost too life like and it puts them off the experience. Others say that it is a great new experience as it seems so real.
The film also uses Dolby Atmos, better than 5.1 surround sound, Dolby Atmos places speakers all around the cinema, even above you!