Between IMAX, 3D, high frame rates and other technicalities, Avatar: The Last Airbender required more than 1,000 versions to play in theaters.

Avatar: The Waterway it was presented in so many different technologically advanced formats that it required an unprecedented number of unique versions to be shipped to theaters. The film is the sequel to James Cameron’s long-awaited 2009 hit. Avatar, which is still the highest-grossing film worldwide. The cast includes returning stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang. Although it took more than a decade to achieve success, the film was a huge success at the box office, becoming the third highest-grossing film of all time at the time of writing.


Per The Hollywood Reporterrecord box office development Cameron’s Avatar: The Waterway If the crew did not make 1065 versions of the film, it would be impossible not to send them to different cinemas. Some of these different versions are accounted for with subtitles and dubbing in different audio formats and different languages. However, most of these differences are due to the various combinations of the film’s many high-tech presentation formats, including 4K, HDR, and dynamic high frame rates used in certain action sequences in 2D and 3D.

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What is a higher frame rate and will it help Avatar 2?

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High frame rate is a film technique that more and more filmmakers have been experimenting with in recent years, including Peter Jackson. The Hobbit trilogy and with Ang Lee Gemini man, and Billy Lynn’s Long Walk. Movies are typically shot and projected at 24 frames per second, which is the rate that best mimics the way the human eye receives information, with higher frame rates using more frames per second, up to 48 inches. Avatar: The Waterway case. This reduces the amount of motion blur in each individual frame and creates a hyperreal environment.

While this new format is exciting for filmmakers who want to take their craft to new levels, it has been divisive among audiences. Some viewers experience headaches, dizziness or disorientation when viewing the format. Others dislike it simply because it makes the fantasy setting seem too artificial, leaving make-up, wigs and special effects under tight control.

These criticisms stemmed mainly from previous releases that were presented at full high frame rates such as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Avatar: The Waterway received less criticism overall for its selective frame rate. While this doesn’t mean it’s ushering in a new era of high frame rates, Cameron’s approach of only applying the technique to certain sequences could indicate that it could become the industry standard for certain films in the future.

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Source: THR

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