Tom Cruise stars in impassioned PSA against motion smoothing

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by amoergosum, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. amoergosum

    amoergosum Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    "Cruise starts the video with a smile, but gets pretty serious at times. Just listen to the indignation in his voice when he says, “Most HDTVs come with this feature already on, by default” and as he complains how manufacturers obfuscate ways of disabling it."

    "TV manufacturers are reportedly ready to hear directors out, and the PSA notes that some are making motion smoothing easier to switch off. But in the meantime, Cruise and McQuarrie are on a crusade to bring attention to the issue."

    Tom Cruise stars in impassioned PSA against motion smoothing

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    Tom Cruise on Twitter
     
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  2. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    Is it really that hard to turn off motion smoothing?
     
  3. Jim N.

    Jim N. Get off of my lawn, punk!

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    Of all the trivial things in the world to go on a crusade against....
     
  4. Nice Marmot

    Nice Marmot I've seen better ways, man. I know better ways.

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    Actually ....

    I had no idea that motion smoothing was a thing, or an option, and I often notice the "soap opera effect". Plus, I do not watch sports so I will suffer my menu to turn it off and see if I notice a difference. Thanks, Tom Cruise!

    and @amoergosum !
     
  5. amoergosum

    amoergosum Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  6. Derek Slazenger

    Derek Slazenger Specs, rugs & rock n roll

    Thanks Maverick! (How does he still look so great? Just how?).
     
  7. genesim

    genesim Forum Resident

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    Surgery....the reason why he don't want "smoothing"...he wants his competition to look worse for it.;)
     
  8. Quadboy

    Quadboy Forum Resident

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    This type of TV adjusting/calibration really needs it's own dedicated thread.
    There are hundreds of post scattered in so many different film topics.
    I for one would like to know the best settings ………… and not just the picture quality, my LG has 5 audio options to choose from also.
     
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  9. genesim

    genesim Forum Resident

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    Too many TV's. It varies so much.
     
  10. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    This was what I was talking about?....
    when I said I had seen "The Prestige" on an HD set, and I thought it looked like crap?
     
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  11. If someone doesn't notice it, I guarantee they'll have to spend an hour trying to figure out how to turn it off.

    Those that know, of course, smacked that $hit off the minute they got their TV turned on.
     
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  12. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Does plasmas have them, or is it just a 4K thing.
     
  13. JAuz

    JAuz Forum Resident

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    What benefit do the manufacturers get by turning motion smoothing on by default?

    Even if the average person doesn't know to turn it off, I don't know anybody that actually prefers it. It makes me quesy after about 5 seconds.
     
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  14. Ghostworld

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    You say that around HERE? :laugh:
     
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  15. SizzleVonSizzleton

    SizzleVonSizzleton The Last Yeti

    Wait until Leah Remini gets a load of this.

    Me, I'm morally obligated to be pro motion smoothing since I see Rian Johnson is against it. It ain't much, but I gotta stand for something!
     
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  16. amoergosum

    amoergosum Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Reed Morano (American cinematographer and director) started this petition 4 years ago:

    Sign the Petition

    "Please STOP making "smooth motion" the DEFAULT setting on all HDTVs."



    She had a great idea...not sure though if it's technically possible:

    "The Ideal:


    Manufacturers working together with broadcasters to create a way for the signal to automatically switch on "smooth motion" when sports are on tv. And the signal would switch OFF smooth motion for everything else, allowing everything to look it's best on tv. "
     
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  17. Doug Sclar

    Doug Sclar Forum Legend

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    I installed his TV's back when I worked for him from 1991 to 2006 and it obviously was not an issue yet.

    Btw, the first plasma I got for him was a Pioneer 50" and he paid $14.3k for it in 2001.
     
  18. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    When did it become a issue?
     
  19. Prudence1964

    Prudence1964 Forum Resident

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    This is my huge pet peeve, so thank you.
     
  20. JAuz

    JAuz Forum Resident

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    My Panasonic Viera was purchased in 2012 and it has it, so at least that long. I'd guess even earlier though.
     
  21. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    VT50?
     
  22. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

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    I guess Tom must have read my "High Definition Makes Lousy Actors Look Worse" thread.
     
  23. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    I would say most people have no clue, their displays are on factory settings and they leave it as is thinking that's the way it's supposed to look. Motion smoothing is unbearable to watch, makes me ill almost like sea sickness.
     
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  24. JAuz

    JAuz Forum Resident

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    I think that's the one!

    Some people (e.g. my parents) don't even notice when a 4:3 image is stretched to fill out a 16:9 screen!
     
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  25. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    There's nothing wrong with HD if the tech is used correctly.
     

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