Watching anime using a TV set's motion interpolation mode
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Posted 11/21/14 , edited 11/21/14
Have you tried turning on your TV's motion interpolation modes (i.e. those settings that calculates intermediate frames so that you see at least double frame rates, like going from 60Hz to 120, 240, etc) while watching anime?

Yes, the modes make everything except sports look crappy and "fake" but for animation I think it does make stuff look smoother.
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Posted 11/21/14
No.

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I don't have a TV.
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Hmm.. You have me interested.
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Posted 11/21/14
I tried it once. Panning shots in particular look much different.
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Posted 11/21/14
What the hell? There's a setting like that on my TV?
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Posted 11/21/14

QTAC wrote:

What the hell? There's a setting like that on my TV?


When Flat Screen TVs are marketed as having 120hz or 240hz what that means is they are equipped with a function that estimates what additional frames between existent frames may look like and adds them in. So they artificially increase the frame rate by 2 or 4 times respectively.

However as it stands televisions only display up to 60 frames per second anyhow, so the frame rate won't increase beyond that. There are gaming monitors that can display up to 144 frames per second.

In general though movies are displayed at 24 frames per second and most television at 30 frames per second. Using the '120hz/240hz' function can create an artificial 60 frames per second.


So in general. TV : 120/240/480 hz means that it will artificially increase the frame rate of the source material from 24/30 fps to 48/60fps. Monitor : 120/144 hz means that it is capable of displaying 120/144 frames per second if the source material is generated to output that much. You almost definitely won't see anything over 60 frames per second in a recorded video, 120/144fps is pretty much exclusively for video games for people with really fast computers.
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Posted 11/21/14
It's called motion smoothing or the "soap opera effect". It's been around for a long time, just now making the rounds to smart T.Vs. It's easy to tell this tech is being used, it ruins the animation for me.

Every time I look at a T.V. with the feature on it makes me full sick, literally.

The problem with motion smoothing is that most shows are done at 24 fps. Motion smoothing sets the fps to a fixed 60. As you can tell, 24 does not divide into 60 evenly. This means that frame variance will occur, inequality giving each frame a varying amount of time. Due to this, either some frames will drag while others will crimp.

This is why anime studios don't increase resolution when they master. It adds nothing and ruins the content. These shows were designed with 24 fps in mind, not 60.
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