Ang Lee’s new film shows the peril and incredible promise of high-frame rate movies
Ultimately the only real way to understand all of these issues is to experiment with the medium, and the work Ang Lee and his team are doing is so far out ahead of the rest of the industry that there aren’t actually any commercial theaters in the world that can project the film as it was shown to NAB attendees. (When it comes out this November, it will be released in a variety of formats, including HFR variants.) But Lee himself seemed to embrace the fact that this is not just a matter of plugging in some new piece of equipment; it’s one of creative collaboration and exploration, and it is just beginning. "This will be a long journey. I think we’re at the beginning of finding out what digital cinema means," he said. "We’re not quite there yet, but it’s a strobe-free dimension."
A flash lamp that produces high-intensity short-duration light pulses by electric discharge in a gas.