World Cup 2018: Picture Processing Pt 3

Motion Processing Vs Sports: The most complicated of topics calls for a flexible approach.

by hodg100 Jun 21, 2018 at 6:47 AM

  • In our latest picture processing tutorial for the World Cup we cross that thorny subject of motion enhancement features.
    In the past, when discussing these features we always recommended switching them off entirely as they can ruin the look of film. But we are not talking about films with these tutorials, we are looking at the World Cup, and in this instance we may actually leave the motion enhancement switched on.


    Because fast moving action such as sports and motion enhancement features can go hand in hand, especially with 1080p video on an Ultra HD (2160P) display.

    Not all TVs will have motion enhancing features, but those that do will have features called Motion Plus, Motion Flow, TruMotion, Intelligent Frame Creation, Active motion or similar.

    Our PicturePerfect guide contains all the information relating to the Motion Features and why they exist, so in this tutorial we are going to decide if you need to use it or not with your TV and football content.

    When watching football or any fast moving sport with the motion features switched off you may notice the ball judder across the screen. This is because there are not enough ‘frames’ or pictures every second to capture the ball moving smoothly across the screen.

    By using the Motion enhancement features on your TV and experimenting with them you should be able to find a setting that makes the ball seem smoother and that doesn’t add any unwanted picture break ups or other odd issues. If you find a setting that suits you and the TV then great! If not then we would always switch off the feature for the best all round viewing experience with a mixture of content.

    If you want to get stuck into the full PicturePerfect guide you can do so by visiting the pages here.

    If you would like more details on professionally calibrating your TV or Projector you can read our guide here.

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