Peter Jackson defends 48 FPS

Director Peter Jackson has been promoting the release of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" which hits theatre this month. In one of the interviews, he was asked to comment about the new format at 48 frames per second after a mixed response from film critics.

Since 1927, the standard frame rate - the number of frames or images that are projected per second - has been 24 frames per second.

He said that “24 frames is jarring to me now. It looks primitive. Change is good, it takes people some time to get used to it. Ultimately, it's not critics who are going to decide if this (the new format) is going to be adopted or not, it's the audience.”

"(There will always be) people who have a particular strong feeling that film should be unchanged and that we got it right in 1927, just like there are people who play vinyl records still, whereas most of the world has moved to CDs and we got used to that," he added.

Source: BBC