Cameron aims for speed to enrich 'Avatar 2' images
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- James Cameron plans another innovation for his next "Avatar" installment: shooting at double or more the film speed that has been Hollywood's standard since the 1920s, a move he says will greatly improve 3-D images.
Cameron's 2009 sci-fi blockbuster raised the bar for digital imagery and put the 3-D craze on the fast track.
He said Thursday that "Avatar 2" would be shot at 48 or 60 frames a second to reduce an effect called "strobing" that can blur moving images, particularly those in 3-D. For more than 80 years, the norm has been 24 frames a second.
In a film-speed demonstration for theater owners at their CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, Cameron said he is writing the "Avatar 2" screenplay and remains at least 18 months away from filming.
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