Originally Posted by VulcanDragon
Film is shot at 24fps. NTSC TV is 29.997fps, PAL is 25fps.
But all of these formats include motion blur in each frame, which the brain interprets and uses to "fill in the gaps" that it can detect between frames. Video games normally don't have motion blur, so a 30fps game with nice, crisp, clear frames and not a bit of blur can definitely be noticable by many people. So more fps is better, the brain can apparently use them in the same way as motion blur. There is obviously a limit, no one needs 150fps! Anything above 60fps is probably wasted, but it really is another one of those subjective things that will vary from person to person.
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