February 14, 2012 2:30 PM Subscribe
Why are old, black&white films (seemingly) always presented sped up to a modern framerate, making them jerky and fast? The explanation I have of that is that they were recorded with a slower frame rate, so if you want to play it on a modern TV, you have to speed it up. But can't we do better than that now?
posted by BungaDunga to media & arts (19 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
At least in the computer world, we should have the technology to have variable frame rates, right?
Or use twixtor
to interpolate to whatever the native rate is. Obviously the native frame rate might not be pre-given, or even constant, but I imagine you should be able to make a fair approximation. Is there any reason this hasn't been done?