25 fps - or faster
I've watched top gear for a long time. Recently I'm becoming bored with Clarkson's ego and tend to switch over.
Fifth gear is the channel 5 version of the same program. IIRC some of the presenters moved over. I also watch that. These two are basically aimed at petrol heads, provide nominal information about new cars and some jocularity.
Something that I've noticed and become increasingly irritated about is the use of bad photography. Not sure, but I think it started with pop music programs, where the cameraman with DT's starts flicking between shots at an increasing rate, sometimes aligned to the beat of the music. Seems that this was seen as sexy by some people in the world of TV since it has been taken up more and more widely, even on the staid BBC. Now we see (or in my case I avoid looking at) flickering views of car parts, roads and anything else that can raise the frame rate... or should it be the flickr rate or 'scenes per second', towards the magical 25fps. Why the hell they think this anything other than annoying I really don't know. I'm concious of the 7Hz rate that bugs some folk, so I guess the modern producers avoid this (I wonder if anyone has told them though?) rate of change. All it does for me is make me look away from the screen till I guess it's finished. After a few minutes of this I generally switch over.
I hadn't realised my reaction to this until I read another complaint about it. I'm wondering if there is a meme about. I'm sure it's a fad that TV (hopefully) will realise is a fad, if a bloody annoying one, and it will pass. Call me a boring old fart, I pay to watch the TV, why the heck should I be annoyed by bad production?
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