TV manufacturers unite to tackle the scourge of motion smoothing

The UHD Alliance, a collection of companies that work together to define display standards, has released Filmmaker Mode, a new TV setting designed to mark movies as mastered at first with as little post-processing as possible. This mode affects several settings such as frame rate, aspect ratio, overscan, and noise reduction, but the most important factor is turning off motion smoothing. This creates a terrible "soap opera effect" that makes even the most expensive films look cheap. LG, Vizio, and Panasonic have all expressed interest in incorporating new modes into their TVs.

Of course, I was able to always turn this setting off (here's the instructions on how to do it right away). But TV manufacturers have an annoying habit of confusing the process by referring to the same settings under different names. LG calls it "TruMotion", Vizio calls "Smooth Motion Effect", and Panasonic calls it "Intelligent Frame Creation". The difference with filmmaker mode is that all TV manufacturers will have the same name. The UHD Alliance also says that they want to automatically activate the settings when movie content is detected or easily accessible via a button on the TV remote. .

You don't have to dig through your TV setup anyway. It's important since the director of product marketing at Vizio told Forbes that 85% of customers don't bother adjusting the TV in their TV settings.

UHD Alliance has voiced support for new modes including more than 12 famous directors including Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, JJ Abrams. Christopher Nolan said, “Working with TV manufacturers will integrate filmmakers' inputs into simple principles that respect frame rates, aspect ratios, colors and contrasts and encoding of real media so that televisions can read and display them appropriately. To be. The person who participated in the project was first rumored in September.

Three major manufacturers promise to turn off many post-processing features easily, but it's important to remember that there are reasons for including these at first. As pointed out in Forbes some TV processing functions can be used to overcome panel flaws in low-cost TVs, while others help mitigate artifacts or other problems with low bit rate content. It's possible. If you're using a professional mastering monitor with high quality video feeds, it's a good idea to turn off all post-processing features completely, but if you're watching a Netflix stream using a cheap TV over a cheap internet connection-processing can be helpful in certain situations.

The move to unify TV naming conventions is still very positive. Automatically making your content look great on every single TV may not be a grace egg, but without anything else, configuring and configuring the biggest screen in your home should be a bit less intimidating.

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