Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Tom Cruise Is Here to Deliver Some Really Great Movie-Watching Advice

Tom Cruise breaks silence on the 'soap opera effect' and we couldn't be happier Tom Cruise wants you to stop using the motion smoothing setting on your TV — here's why
Charles Bowen | 06 December, 2018, 06:59

Tom Cruise has stepped up the fight against motion smoothing. It's also been dubbed the "soap opera effect", given that it makes HD, big-budget movies look a lot like cheaply made daytime soap operas. The digital effect on most HDTVs, which relies on the addition of frames to a moving image, is meant to reduce motion blur in live sporting events or other high definition programming.

They are right. It will make that film and any movie look like the filmmakers intended it (unless you are watching The Hobbit, which was disgracefully shot in 3D at 48 frames per second). It's the feature in your TV that makes things look kind of smooth. But until then, Cruise and McQuarrie say, Google how to turn of "motion smoothing" on whatever brand of TV you have.

Well we're about to wrap up another Tuesday here, but before you go, Tom Cruise wants you to know something.

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In an era when many people would rather wait until a movie is released on Blu-ray or digital to watch at home, since the home viewing experience has dramatically improved in recent years, it's a shame to think that they're not seeing Tom Cruise running in the best looking way possible.

Taking a break from filming the new Top Gun film, he appeared alongside director Christopher McQuarrie, who pleads with viewers to do a quick internet search and find out how to change the correct settings.

"If you own a modern high-definition television there's a good chance you're not watching movies the way film-makers intended, and the ability for you to do so is not simple for you to access", McQuarrie added. On an LG TV, motion smoothing takes on the name TruMotion and can be found under picture options in the menu. Some readers complained Cruise wasn't suited to play the part.

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