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Old 08-28-2005, 10:34 AM   #8
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Originally posted by Marian Nichols:
right, the human eye would not see it.
Saw a Documentary on sight, and the number of lines (for TV viewing) needed to percieve movement and after that most people will not notice the different.  
A major misconception that I have tried to dispel everywhere I can.

The minimum frames per second needed to PERCEIVE motion is about 15-20 frames per second.

However, humans can easily see the difference in smoothness between 24, 30, 60, 75, and even 90-100 frames per second.

Otherwise why in the world would video game developers spend thousands of hours optimizing their games to get a solid 60 frames per second? Why would IMAX corporation spend millions of dollars in extra film stock to film their 3D features at 45 frames per second when 24 will do?

I pity anyone who has a regular computer monitor (CRT) set to 60 Hz (60 times per second refresh). I get a headache after about an hour of using one at that setting.
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