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I just saw the second Hobbit film and some issues that I thought were present in the first Hobbit film really came through. The first issue was that nearly all hard diagonal lines, such as those on letters and designs, were heavily aliased. It was almost as if I was watching an old video game or VGA display. This issue wasn't very noticeable except during the titles and credits.

The other issue was that vertical lines showed a red "halo" on one side and a green one on the other. This was noticeable throughout the film and especially prominent on architecture.

Are these "features" of digital film, or the special high frame rate at which The Hobbit was filmed?

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It sounds to me like the equipment it was shown on was at issue rather than the film itself. I didn't see any of these problems where I saw the film, though I admit I wasn't specifically looking for it. Something like this would have stuck out to me usually, so do not believe it was present. I saw the film in 3d High Frame Rate and it looked awesome in all aspects. I guess we'll wait for others to chime in. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Dec 26 '13 at 21:31
@Reed G. Law, were you watching the film in 3D? you don't specify in your question, and it would be helpful in determining the origin of the issues you are discussing... – John Smith Optional Dec 26 '13 at 21:38
@JohnSmithOptional no it was not 3D. – Reed G. Law Dec 27 '13 at 21:44
You should probably describe where you watched it and whether the location used a digital or film projector (and, if you can find out, what projection format was used). These facts might help. – matt_black Dec 28 '13 at 1:00
Obviously this is not normal in digital projection in general or The Hobbit/HFR in specific. You should ask the cinema for a refund. Not for the money (alone) but to force them to fix their stuff. – his Dec 28 '13 at 16:01

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