When people talk about "soap opera effect" they mean the distinctive look of material shot on video like Neighbours and Home and Away. Interestingly a lot of US TV shows in the 70s and 80s were shot on 35mm but they were often transferred to video for editing, whilst in the UK the BBC would shoot location footage on 16mm and in the studio use video. This in part explains the disparate look of a lot of TV productions back then but transferring NTSC to PAL was also a factor with US shows.Steve, when you were referring to the "soap opera effect" - is this the same thing as old 80's episodes of Neighbours and Home And Away?? Also, comparing TV shows from the US and UK in the 80's, US shows appear quite soft and stylised (any show eg. TJ Hooker, Knight Rider, Starksy & Hutch) compared to the drab, very "real" and unstylised effects as seen in productions such as Casualty, Eastenders, Mr Bean etc. - was this to do with framerate or NTSC/PAL??
You are correct plus Blu-ray is limited to 24p and even if they weren't, I think you struggle to fit an entire 3D movie at 48 FPS on a single Blu-rayi'm assuming this won't be available on blu-ray as the majority of tv's can't accept anything more than 1080p24 in 3d even if they are really doing 48/72/96 hz?
?? Also, comparing TV shows from the US and UK in the 80's, US shows appear quite soft and stylised (any show eg. TJ Hooker, Knight Rider, Starksy & Hutch) compared to the drab, very "real" and unstylised effects as seen in productions such as Casualty, Eastenders, Mr Bean etc. - was this to do with framerate or NTSC/PAL??
No the motion is down to the increase in temporal sampling rate ; 48fps vs 24fps , the capture interval on each frame is 1/48 (give or take ; 90 degree on a shutter angle will produce very little change in motionblurwhen its that wide open) Its essentially open shutter so the frame rate is predominately dictating the exposure time ergo...1/36th per frame . 1/36th to 1/48th is within the range of nominal on a 24fps film camera. I kinda suspect that the reason for using this on the RED was to minimise some sort of artifact from the cmos sensor as it builds a frame by line at a time. I'm betting that they found something incompatable with the 24fps culling process or an increase in jellyvision ( I'll ask them when I meet up on Christmas Eve)That's a good point about the shutter angle, they used 270 degrees when filming The Hobbit in order to address limitations in the RED Epic when shooting at 48 FPS and in 3D, which might explain the overly smooth motion in the HFR version.