Faster frame rates will be high on the agenda at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers’ (SMPTE) annual conference next week in LA.

“The consensus is that there are benefits,” said SMPTE president Peter Lude (pictured).

“It will help broadcasters get to 1080-60p and there is strong interest from 3D producers because 3D at 24fps has temporal artefacts and rendering motion in the stereo effect.

“James Cameron has been very vocal about that and Peter Jackson recently shot at 48fps,” Lude said, adding that SMPTE had convened a study group to look at the issue of higher frame rates.

“The practical challenge is that kit already deployed has limitations, so our focus is on how fast we need to go, and how we get from where we are today to where we need to be.”