James Cameron calls on film industry to up frame rates

James Cameron called for higher frame rates to improve 3D content when speaking at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last month. The Avatar director says that it's time to step up frame rates from the 24 frames per second that has been used since the late 1920s. Cameron showed footage shot at 24, 48 and 60 fps, claiming the higher frame rates showed enhanced clarity and sense of detail.

Cameron has said that newer digital projectors can already handle higher frame rates with a software update.

He also says that the shift will brighten the picture to compensate for darkening from 3D glasses.

Cameron is continuing his push with producer Jon Landau and believes the industry should focus on frame rates and light output before looking at pushing resolution above 4K.