Fans who were enamored with Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy have been anticipating the December 2012 release of the The Hobbit.According to a report from Movie Talk, however, the impressive imagery and new filming techniques in the movie may be more than many audiences bargained for.
People in advanced screenings of The Hobbit in New Zealand have complained of nausea, dizziness and migraines after watching the movie.
The health effects are the result of increasing the movie’s frame per second time from 24 to 48, a process which makes the images sharper and more realistic.
Those additional frames per second, in addition to the 3D effects, made the images too distracting and intense for some viewers, indicated The New Zealand Herald, and one movie-goer who flew into the country for the premier stated their eyes could not take everything in.
48 frames has too much sharpness in movement. In our normal view we also see things blurry when they move fast. 24 frames per second is perfect in that sense. This is why 48 fps looks weird and unnatural and gives you a headache.