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What Is Motion Smoothing and Why Does Tom Cruise Hate It?

What Is Motion Smoothing and Why Does Tom Cruise Hate It?

It's a matter close to Tom Cruise's heart and to your eyes. "This is sometimes referred to as the 'soap opera effect, '" Cruise explains.

They are right. It will make that film and any movie look like the filmmakers intended it (unless you are watching The Hobbit, which was disgracefully shot in 3D at 48 frames per second). While McQuarrie wanted to amplify the conversation about motion smoothing, he told CNET he doesn't want to come across as a film snob or taking a shot at the feature.

"If you own a modern HD television, there's a good chance you're not watching movies the way the filmmakers intended", expained McQuarrie. If you do a Google search for your particular make and model and "motion smoothing", you'll probably quickly find out exactly how to turn it on and off.

The actor appeared in a video posted to Twitter, alongside director Christopher McQuarrie, warning of the impact of "video interpolation" or "motion smoothing", a technique used to smooth moving images on modern televisions - most commonly used to improve the viewing of sport.

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It means the average viewer finds it too hard to turn off - and many realise something looks odd without being able to pinpoint what it is. On an LG TV, motion smoothing takes on the name TruMotion and can be found under picture options in the menu. The film is being rebooted for television, but Cruise won't be part of it.

We'll be honest, this isn't what we expected of the first video from the long-awaited Top Gun sequel.

Cruise tweeted the PSA on Tuesday, and in the video, he and McQuarrie discuss the reasoning behind motion smoothing, and how interested viewers can turn the effect off to better enjoy their films.


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