Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible — Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie want to let film fans know: Your TV might be muddling your movie watching experience. That’s because of a digital video processing effect, known as motion smoothing or video interpolation, that is often times turned on by default on many HDTVs.
The public service announcement came hours after Mission: Impossible — Fallout was released on Blu-Ray. In the video, Cruise and McQuarrie state that while the technique reduces motion blur in sporting events it makes movies shot on film appear like they’ve been captured using high-speed video. This side effect is known as the Soap Opera Effect and both Hollywood stars suggest switching off interpolation when sitting down to enjoy a movie.Read More... Tom Cruise Explains Why You're Watching Movies on the Wrong TV Setting