Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Tom Cruise's new mission: adjusting your television sets

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
Guillermo Jimenez | 06 December, 2018, 07:00

Tom Cruise feels passionately about motion smoothing - that is, turning it off to enjoy his (and others") movies "properly'.

Thankfully, there's a solution if your high-def TV has that feature, according to the screen idol and director. In a newly posted video PSA, the duo behind Mission: Impossible - Fallout have teamed up once again to warn us about motion smoothing on modern HDTVs.

Cruise is correct. Motion smoothing-often referred to as the "soap opera effect"-is meant to "reduce motion blur in sporting events and other high definition programs", and according to McQuarrie, goes by a number of different names".

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Something is keeping movie star Tom Cruise up at night: motion smoothing.

Whether it will prove to be an impossible mission to get to the mainstream TV-owning audience to adjust their settings remains to be seen, but Cruise took to Twitter to share a video speaking about the pitfalls of motion smoothingwith director Christopher McQuarrie (Mission Impossible - Fallout and Top Gun - Maverick).

Yes. Video interpolation is often turned on by default in many TVs, so it's already engaged when you unbox the TV and turn it on for the first time. The video recommends heading to Google and searching "turn off motion smoothing [your brand of TV]", which should help locate simple instructions to turn off this feature on one's television.

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As McQuarrie puts it, "without a side-by-side comparison, many people can't quite put their finger on why the movie they're watching looks unusual".

"Filmmakers are working with manufacturers to to change the way video interpolation is activated on your television, giving you easier access and greater choice on when to use this feature", Cruise said. But most films are still shot at 24fps.

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