James Cameron has made a career out of pushing the boundaries of technology in his movies, and once again the director is planning on using the most cutting edge tech to film the three upcoming Avatar sequels. The trilogy of sequels will be shot back-to-back-to-back in 4K, and will at least partially use the 48fps high frame rate format recently seen in The Hobbit films.
He’s already been a champion for 3D, but can James Cameron and his Avatar sequels give 4K more impetus and re-open the great HFR debate to boot? The trailblazing director has told RTL.fr that he is still debating whether to film the entirety of his return to Avatar’s world Pandora at high frame rate’s (HFR) 48 frames per second or just some sections. HFR was widely criticised when used for The Hobbit, but Cameron has never been shy about backing technology in his own films and will make his own decision on the matter. “Well we’re looking at high frame rate: I’m studying that,” said Cameron. “I haven’t made a final decision yet, whether the entire film will be made at a high frame rate or only parts of it.”