Digitized reality: Effects of high frame rate on visual perception

Loertscher, Miriam Laura; Iseli, Christian (3 June 2016). Digitized reality: Effects of high frame rate on visual perception (Unpublished). In: Conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI). Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. 01.-04.06.2016.

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The digital revolution changed film production and its aesthetics in many ways. Although motion is a defining feature of moving images, it is also one of their most problematic aspects because of blurred images or other signal processing artifacts. An artistic research project was conducted to test the effects of high frame rates (HFR) on visual perception. Typical camera movements were recorded in different frame rates (24 / 48 / 96 fps) to generate test sequences for a cinema experiment. 69 participants were measured with an SMI eye tracking device and a questionnaire in a within subjects design. The results show that the participants valued the higher image quality of HFR, but rated the standard frame rate as more realistic and indicated more presence. Moreover, HFR produced a higher number of fixations than the standard frame rate. Open questions for future research projects on HFR will be discussed.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)


07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Methodology

UniBE Contributor:

Loertscher, Miriam Laura


100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology




Miriam Laura Loertscher

Date Deposited:

05 Aug 2016 11:31

Last Modified:

05 Aug 2016 11:31

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Film Perception, Frame rate, Cinema, Digital Film





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