3D Variable High Frame Rate Tested in Canada
On August 17-18th, 2012, staff from the S3D Centre (Vancouver, Canada) directed the first variable rate high frame rate (HFR) shoot ever.
"L'âme Soeur 3D" (Soul Mate 3D) is a dual short film / applied research project that takes full advantage of HFR technology. Shot on the RED Epics on a motorized Kernercam stereoscopic 3D rig in both standard and high frames rates, the movie uses the most recent advances in technology to investigate questions the S3D crew has been studying for the past year:
- If technology were capable of capturing and displaying a complete narrative that incorporates variable standard and high frame rates, what are the creative benefits/drawbacks of doing so?
- Does the utilization of HFR as a ‘tool’ in this regard change the immersive experience for the viewer?
We suspect that the question of whether or not to utilize HFR in a stereoscopic 3D film within a narrative context depends largely on the creative intent of the film itself.
Variable HFR Making of Video
Variable HFR Footage Availability
If you are interested in HFR cinema and the standardization of HFR in 2D and 3D, you may want also to keep in touch with Kommer Kleijn.